Thus spoke the Savior of the world

Thus spoke the Savior of the world

Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

Thus spoke the Saviour of the world
and raised his eyes to heav’n:
To thee, O Father! Lord of all,
eternal praise be giv’n.

Thou to the pure and lowly heart
hast heav’nly truth revealed;
Which from the self-conceited mind
thy wisdom hath concealed.

Ev’n so! thou, Father, hast ordained
thy high decree to stand;
Nor men nor angels may presume
the reason to demand.

Thou only know’st the Son: from thee
my kingdom I receive;
And none the Father know but they
who in the Son believe.

Come then to me, all ye who groan,
with guilt and fears opprest;
Resign to me the willing heart,
and I will give you rest.

Take up my yoke, and learn of me
the meek and lowly mind;
And thus your weary troubled souls
repose and peace shall find.

For light and gentle is my yoke;
the burden I impose
Shall ease the heart, which groaned before
beneath a load of woes.

Source: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R34

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First Line: Thus spoke the Savior of the world
Copyright: Public Domain




MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T81e

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T97d

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