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The Son of God, the Lord of life

The Son of God, the Lord of life

Author: George Mogridge
Tune: [Dear Savior, take my hand in thine] (Doane)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Son of God! the Lord of Life!
How wondrous are His ways!
O for a harp of thousand strings,
To sound abroad His praise!
How passing strange, to leave the seat
Of Heav’n’s eternal throne,
And hosts of glittering seraphim,
For guilty man alone!

2 And did He bow His sacred head,
And die a death of shame?
Let men and angels magnify
And bless His holy name!
O let us live in peace and love,
And cast away our pride.
And crucify our sins afresh.
As He was crucified!

3 He rose again; then let us rise
From sin, and Christ adore,
And dwell in peace with all mankind,
And tempt the Lord no more:
The Son of God! the Lord of Life!
How wondrous are His ways!
O for a harp of thousand strings
To sound abroad His praise!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8581

Author: George Mogridge

Mogridge, George, commonly known as "Old Humphrey," and as "Peter Parley," was born at Ashted, near Birmingham, Feb. 17, 1787. He was engaged in business for some time, and then removed to London, and devoted himself to literature. His numerous writings were published by the R. T. S. He died Nov. 2, 1854, and his Memoirs were published by the Rev. C. Williams, in 1856. Some of his sacred pieces appeared in his work, My Pocket Book, 1851. One of these, "The Son of God, the Lord of Life" (Praise of Jesus), is in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Son of God, the Lord of life
Author: George Mogridge
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8581
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The Cyber Hymnal #8581

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