Gratitude to God for Redemption

Shall Jesus descend from the skies

Author: Daniel Turner
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Shall Jesus descend from the skies,
To atone for our sins by his blood,
And shall we such goodness despise,
And rebels still be to our God?

2 [No brute could be ever so base!
Shall man thus ungrateful then prove?
Forbid it, O God of all grace;
Forbid it, thou spirit of love!

3 The devils would laugh us to scorn,
For folly so shameful as this;
O let us to God then return,
Sure never was goodness like his.]

4 He sav'd us, or we had been lost,
Nor comfort nor hope had e'er known;
Yet he knew this salvation would cost
No less than the blood of his son.

5 Thro' him we forgiveness shall find,
And taste the sweet blessings of peace,
If contrite and humbly resign'd,
We trust in his promised grace,

6 This world then with all its gay joy,
That its thousands has snar'd and undone,
May tempt, but shall never destroy,
Whom Jesus has mark'd for his own.

7 While here thro' the desert we stray,
Our God shall be all our delight,
Our pillar of cloud in the day,
And also of fire in the night:

8 'Till, 'th' Jordan of death safely pass'd,
We land on the heavenly shore,
Where we the hid manna shall taste,
Nor hunger nor thirst any more.

9 And there while his glories we see,
And feast on the joys of his love,
We chang'd to his likeness shall be,
And then shall all gratitude prove.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #LXXIII

Author: Daniel Turner

Turner, Daniel, M.A., was born at Blackwater Park, near St. Albans, March 1, 1710. Having received a good classical education, he for some years kept a boarding-school at Hemel Hempstead, but in 1741 he became pastor of the Baptist church, Reading. Thence he removed, in 1748, to Abingdon, and continued pastor of the Baptist church there until his death on Sept. 5, 1798. He was much respected throughout his denomination, and was the friend and correspondent of Robert Robinson, Dr. Rippon, and other eminent men of that day. He probably received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Turner was the author of works on Open Communion and Social Religion; also of Short Meditations on Select Portions of Scr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shall Jesus descend from the skies
Title: Gratitude to God for Redemption
Author: Daniel Turner
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns #LXXIII

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #225

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #791

The Southern Psalmist #d720

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d755

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