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A Bleeding Savior

What heav'nly man, or lovely God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 What mighty man, or lovely God,
Comes marching downward from the skies?
Array'd in garments roll'd in blood,
With joy and pity in his eyes?

2 The Lord! the Saviour! yes, 'tis he!
I know him by the smiles he wears!
Dear glorious man that died for me,
Drench'd deep in agonies and tears!

3 Lo! he reveals his shining breast,
I own those wounds, and I adore;
Lo! he prepares a royal feast,
Sweet fruit of those sharp pangs he bore!

4 Whence flow these favours so divine?
Lord! why so lavish of thy blood?
Why for such earthly souls as mine,
This heavenly wine, this sacred food?

5 'Twas his own love that made him bleed,
That nail'd him to the cursed tree;
'Twas his own love the table spread
For such unworthy worms as we!

6 Then let us taste the Saviour's love;
Come, Faith, and feed upon the Lord:
With glad consent our lips shall move,
And sweet hosannas crown the board.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #513

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 >

Text Information

First Line: What heav'nly man, or lovely God
Title: A Bleeding Savior
Author: Isaac Watts
Source: Lyric Poems
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d832


A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XCVII

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d357

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d337

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d136

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #472

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d688

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A Selection of Hymns #118

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #193

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CXCIII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #193

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #89

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #513

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Hymns, Selected and Original #513

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Hymns #513

Supplement to Watts #d451

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1169

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The Baptist Hymn Book #560

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns #76

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The Christian Harmonist #5

The Good Old Songs #d611

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The Lexington Collection #126

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1190

The Songs of Zion #d196

The Songs of Zion #d195

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