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To Thy blest Cross, O Christ, we come

To Thy blest Cross, O Christ, we come

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

To Thy blest Cross, O Christ, we come,
And falling down adore Thee,
And humbly make confession full
Of all our sins before Thee.

For Thou Thyself art very God,
And freely cam'st to save us;
And in our flesh the fetters broke
With which our sins enslave us.

Therefore we own with grateful hearts
The joy the Saviour brought us,
Who came to earth, and in our sins
With love and pity sought us.

Hymns of the Greek Church, 1900

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To Thy blest Cross, O Christ, we come
Greek Title: τὴν ἄχραντον εἰκόνα σου προσκυνοῦμεν
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English

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