Well, the Redeemer's gone

Well, the Redeemer's gone

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 54 hymnals

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1 Well, the Redeemer's gone
T' appear before our God,
To sprinkle o'er the flaming throne
With his atoning blood.

2 No fiery vengeance now,
Nor burning wrath comes down;
If justice call for sinners' blood,
The Saviour shows his own.

3 Before his father's eye
Our humble suit he moves,
The Father lays his thunder by,
And looks, and smiles, and loves.

4 Now may our joyful tongues
Our Maker's honor sing,
Jesus the priest receives our songs,
And bears them to the King.

5 [We bow before his face,
And sound his glories high,
"Hosanna to the God of grace
That lays his thunder by.]

6 "On earth thy mercy reigns,
And triumphs all above;"
But, Lord, how weak are mortal strains
To speak immortal love!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #156

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Well, the Redeemer's gone
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Instances (1 - 54 of 54)

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d306

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d574

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #194

Gospel Hymns #d506

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d348

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #156

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d487

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #156

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #156

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #156

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d981

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d751


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.36

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #130

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Seamen's Hymns #194

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d740

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #183

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d342

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #258

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XXXVI

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