Grace Sovereign in Conversion

O! why did Jesus show to me

Author: Richard Burnham
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 O! why did Jesus show to me
The beauties of his face?
Why to my soul did he convey
The blessings of his grace?

2 O how could he so sweetly smile
On such a wretch as I;
I who his name did once revile,
And his dear truth deny?

3 But ’twas because he loved my soul,
Because he died for me,
Because that nothing could control
His great, his firm decree.

4 Lord, for thy manifested grace
I’ll raise a cheerful song,
Till I shall see thy brighter face
’Midst the celestial throng.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #191

Author: Richard Burnham

Burnham, Richard, b. 1749, d. 1810, was for many years pastor of a Baptist Church in London, first in Little Chapel Street, and afterwards in Grafton Street, Soho. He is said to have been an excellent preacher. His hymns, 452 in all, were published as follows:— New Hymns on Divers Subjects, Lond., Gilbert and Plummer, 1783. This contained 141 hymns. A 2nd edition with 74 additional hymns as New Hymns on Various Subjects (same publishers), 1785. To this was added New Hymns on Divine Love, chiefly designed for Love Feasts or Christian Societies (25 hymns and 2 poetical pieces), Lond., W. Smith, but no date (cir. 1787). The 3rd edition of the Hymns, &c, is dated 1794, the 4th 1796, and the 5th, 1803. This last contains 452 hymns. In additio… Go to person page >

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First Line: O! why did Jesus show to me
Title: Grace Sovereign in Conversion
Author: Richard Burnham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #191

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