Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed

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1 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
his tender last farewell,
a Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed
with us to dwell.

2 He came in tongues of living flame,
to teach, convince, subdue;
all-powerful as the wind he came,
as viewless too.

3 He came sweet influence to impart,
a gracious, willing guest,
when he can find one humble heart
wherein to rest.

4 And his that gentle voice we hear,
soft as the breath of ev'n,
that checks each fault, that calms each fear,
and speaks of heav'n.

5 And ev'ry virtue we possess,
and ev'ry victory won,
and ev'ry thought of holiness,
are his alone.

6 Spirit of purity and grace,
our weakness, pitying, see;
O make our hearts thy dwelling-place,
and worthier thee.

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #543

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed
Author: Harriet Auber (1829)
Meter: 8.6.8.4
Source: Spirit of the Psalms
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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