1 Thine own, O loving Saviour,
Are bidden here by thee;
Thy passion's fruits, thy favor,
Thyself thou givest free
To all who by thy grace and love
Are members of thy kingdom,
Now here, and then above.
2 We hear thine invitation;
We heed, O Lord, thy call;
The word of consolation
It spoken here for all
Who, drawn unto thy loving heart,
Would seek from thee a blessing
Ere from thy side they part. A-men.
3 For still in loving favor,
O Christ, thou drawest near
To lead us as our Saviour
Unto a Father dear;
A Father ready to forgive
The lost whom thou didst ransom,
Who by thy death shall live.
4 We would be thine forever
To do thy gracious will,
Let naught from thee us sever,
But keep us faithful still.
Here linger with us, Lord, in love,
Till we shall see thy glory
And feast with thee above.
Franzén, Franz Michael, was born at Uleabôrg, Finland, in 1772, and educated at the University of Abo, where he became Librarian and Professor of Literary History. He was subsequently Minister at Kumla, Orebro, Sweden, and then of Santa Clara, in Stockholm. He was consecrated Bishop of Hernosand, in 1841, and died there in 1847. (See Supplement to Longfellow's Poets and Poetry of Europe.) Of his pieces one is in English common use. It begins "Jesum haf i ständigt minne," translated by Mrs. Charles in her Christian Life in Song, 1858, p. 250, as "Jesus in Thy memory keep" (Looking unto Jesus). Usually it begins with stanza ii., "Look to Jesus, till, reviving."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Display Title: Thine own, O Loving SaviourFirst Line: Thine own, O loving SaviourTune Title: O JESU! ÄN DE DINAAuthor: Frans Michael Franzen, 1772-1847Meter: 7 6, 7 6, 8 7 6.Date: 1901Subject: The Lord's Supper |
Display Title: Thine Own, O Loving SaviourFirst Line: Thine own, O loving SaviourTune Title: O JESU! ÄN DE DINAAuthor: Frans Mikael FranzenMeter: 7 6, 7 6, 8 7 6.Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29Date: 1926Subject: Names and Office of Christ | Savior; The Means of Grace | The Lord's Supper