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When I view my Savior bleeding

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1 When I view my Saviour bleeding,
For my sins, upon the tree;
Oh, how wondrous!--how exceeding
Great his love appears to me!
Floods of deep distress and anguish,
To impede his labors, came;
Yet they all could not extinguish
Love's eternal, burning flame.

2 Now redemption is completed,
Full salvation is procured;
Death and Satan are defeated,
By the sufferings he endured.
Now the gracious Mediator
Risen to the courts of bliss,
Claims for me, a sinful creature,
Pardon, righteousness, and peace!

3 Sure such infinite affection
Lays the highest claims to mine;
All my powers, without exception,
Should in fervent praises join.
Jesus, fit me for thy service;
Form me for thyself alone;
I am thy most costly purchase,--
Take possession of thine own.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #542

Author: Richard Lee

Lee, Richard. Said to have been "a laborious mechanic," and "a political and religious fanatic," contributed several hymns to the Evangelical Magazine, 1793, 1794, which were signed "Ebenezer," and dated from "Leicester Fields, London." In 1794 he published Flowers from Sharon. From this work the hymns, "When I view my Saviour bleeding" (Good Friday), and "See the Captain of Salvation" (Ascension), are taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Tune

AUSTRIAN HYMN


NETTLETON

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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RATHBUN

This story is associated with the writing of RATHBUN: One Sunday in 1849 Ithamar Conkey (b. Shutesbury, MA, 1815; d. Elizabeth, NJ, 1867) walked out of the morning service at Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, where he was choir director and organist, frustrated because only one soprano f…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 30 of 30)

A Selection of Hymns #d316

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #283

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1003

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d137

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #534

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Hymns of the Ages #48

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Hymns of the Ages #48

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Laudes Domini #542

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Laudes Domini #1028

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1106

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa168

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Select Hymns #168

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1101

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1101

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1101

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1101

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1101

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Songs of the Church #292

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d999

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The Great Redemption #74

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The New Laudes Domini #1060

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The Otterbein Hymnal #133

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The People's Hymnal #133

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D168

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