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Strong to Redeem

Strong to redeem is the Lord who hath loved me

Author: H. L. Hastings
Tune: [Strong to redeem is the Lord who hath made me]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Strong to redeem is the Lord who hath made me,
Mighty to save is the crucified One;
He by His love freely giv’n hath redeem’d me,
Tell, oh, my soul, what great things He hath done.

Strong to redeem, strong to redeem,
Mighty to save is the Crucified One;
Tell, oh! my soul, what great things He hath done.

2 He from the depths heard the voice of my calling;
Saw my distress in the pit and the clay;
Pitied my sorrows, and answered my pleadings,
Lifted me up to the glory of day. [Refrain]

3 Safe on the Rock He hath founded my goings;
Fixed the foundation immutably strong,
Wakened my spirit to thankful outpourings,
Opened my lips to the rapture of song. [Refrain]

4 Many shall see where the Saviour hath brought me,
Rescued by grace and renewed by His word;
Many shall hear of the blood that hath bought me;
Many shall love, and shall trust in the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #22

Author: H. L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Strong to redeem is the Lord who hath loved me
Title: Strong to Redeem
Author: H. L. Hastings



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Augsburg Songs No. 2 #165

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d285

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Exalted Praise, a New Collection of Hymns and Tunes #12

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d141

Harp of Zion #d85

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Songs of Pilgrimage #1448

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The Helper in Sacred Song #22

The River of Life #d110

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