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Others he saved, himself he could not save

Others he saved, himself he could not save

Author: J. C. Blissard
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "Others He saved, Himself He could not save,"
So scoffed the priests, and upward rolled the wave
Of blasphemy against the dying Lord,
Until it broke upon the throne of God.

2 "Others He saved, Himself He did not save,"
So sighed the mourners round the Savior’s grave;
Their grief embittered by the mystery
Why He, who Lazarus raised, Himself need die.

3 "Others He saved, Himself He would not save,"
There rests the truth, His life for us He gave:
O ruined heart! thy Savior had to choose,
If He should die, or thou salvation lose.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8772

Author: J. C. Blissard

John Blissard was born in 1835 in Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, England. He was educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Shortly after graduation, he was appointed mathematical master at Cheam College, which prepared boys for Eton and Harrow. He later served as Curate of St. John’s, Tunbridge Wells, where he started Sunday schools, and Curate of Old Edgaston, St. Augustine's in Birmingham, England. He also served for 20 years as one of the honorary secretaries of the Hospital Sunday Collections Committee, as chairman of the Committee of Management of the Queen’s Hospital and also as chairman for many years of the Magdalen Institution in Birmingham. He died on July 9, 1904 in Reading, England. Blissard’s works include: Sidel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Others he saved, himself he could not save
Author: J. C. Blissard
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8772
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The Cyber Hymnal #8772

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