1 The glory He had with the Father,
Ere earth a beginning had known,
He left for the sake of poor sinners,
And suffered for them to atone!
He bore the temptations of Satan!
Disciples forsook Him and fled!
He drank of the cup of our sorrow,
And tears of deep anguish He shed!
All hail to the blessed Redeemer!
He suffered our sorrow and pain!
All hail to the glorious Saviour!
The innocent Lamb that was slain!
2 Tho’ legions on legions of angels,
To vanquish His foes He could call,
He died on the cross to redeem them,
And fervently prayed for them all!
On Calvary’s mountain He offered
Himself as a ransom for me!
And dearer that spot to my spirit,
Than ever another can be! [Refrain]
3 More deep than a mother’s affection,
The love that the Saviour did show;
In yielding His heavenly glory
To suffer for sinners below!
I love to repeat the old story,
The story so often retold,
Of Jesus, who came as a ransom,
For those who were not of His fold! [Refrain]
Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915
Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, Indiana.
Died: Dec 21, 1915, Guttenberg, Iowa.
Buried: City cemetery, Guttenberg, Iowa.
Boyhood friend of William A. Ogden, Latta taught for a time in the public schools of Colesburg, Iowa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his lifetime. His works include:
The River of Life (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson Company)
Hall, pp. 173-75
Away to the Woods
Beautiful Robe and Crown
Blessèd Be the Fountain
Bright Glory to Come
Can Jesus See and Hear?
Come to Jesus
He Is Risen
I’m a Child of the King
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