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]
Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >