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When Jesus, By The Virgin Brought

When Jesus, by the Virgin brought

Author (attributed to): Michael Bruce
Tune: YORK (Scottish)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When Jesus, by the Virgin brought,
So runs the law of Heav’n,
Was offered holy to the Lord,
And at the altar given;

2 Simeon the Just and the Devout,
Who, frequent in the fane,
Had for the Savior waited long,
But waited still in vain,

3 Came, Heav’n directed, at the hour
When Mary held her Son;
He stretchèd forth his agèd arms,
While tears of gladness run:

4 With holy joy upon his face
The good old father smiled,
While fondly in his withered arms
He clasped the promised Child.

5 And then he lifted up to Heav’n
An earnest asking eye;
"My joy is full, my hour is come,
Lord, let Thy servant die!

6 "At last my arms embrace my Lord,
Now let their vigor cease;
At last my eyes my Savior see,
Now let them close in peace!

7 "The star and glory of the land
Hath now begun to shine;
The morning that shall gild the globe
Breaks on these eyes of mine!"

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9226

Author (attributed to): Michael Bruce

Bruce, Michael, son of a Scottish weaver, was born at Kinnesswood, Portmoak, Kinrossshire, Scotland, March 27,1746, and educated at the village school, Edinburgh University (where he first became acquainted with John Logan), and the Theological Hall of the Associate Synod, held at Kinross, under the Rev. John Swanston, intending ultimately to enter the ministry, a hope which was frustrated by his untimely death. To assist in procuring University fees and maintenance he for some time conducted a school, during the recess, at Gairney Bridge, and subsequently at Forrest Mill, near Tillicoultry. Whilst yet a student he died at Kinnesswood, July 5th, 1767. [Also, see Logan, John] The names of Michael Bruce and John Logan are brought together… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus, by the Virgin brought
Title: When Jesus, By The Virgin Brought
Author (attributed to): Michael Bruce
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9226
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