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Substantial truth, O Christ, thou art

Substantial truth, O Christ, thou art

Author: Josiah Conder
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Substantial Truth, O Christ, thou art,
The Witness and the Theme;
The Light of life thou doest impart,
And by thy Truth redeem.
Thee of thy Church the only Head,
Master and Lord we own;
And by thy Word and Spirit led,
Will follow thee alone.

2 Thou Lamb of God for sinners slain,
We glorify thy love;
High-Priest in heaven's eternal fane,
Our Advocate above,
Now, through thy rended veil of flesh,
We dare the Throne draw nigh,
And, sprinkled with thy blood afresh,
With boldness, Abba, cry.

3 Thou art the King of glory, Lord,
Of every realm and race;
Omnipotent thy sovereign word,
Invincible thy grace.
Assume thy universal sway,
Tread down thy monster foes;
Let earth and heaven thy will obey,
And sin's mad conflict close.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #253

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Substantial truth, O Christ, thou art
Author: Josiah Conder



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