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When Jesus did from heaven descend

When Jesus did from heaven descend

Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When Jesus did from heav'n descend,
He came to be the sinners friend;
Was mov'd with pity, love and grace
To save the human fallen race.

2 It was the kindness of our God,
A precious gift on us bestow'd--
To let us know that Jesus is,
Our life, our way and righteousness.

3 A doctrine of the greatest worth:
The son of God appear'd on earth,
When he assum'd our flesh and blood
And sacrific'd himself to God.

4 Was it the Angels great delight?
To view that wond'rous glorious sight:
The son of God in flesh array'd
For which both Kings and Prophets pray'd.

5 How highly thankful then ought we
To him, our gracious Saviour be?
Who is our life and righteousness,
Our everlasting joy and peace.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #XXII

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus did from heaven descend



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #51

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #51

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #51

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d596

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Church Hymn Book #XXII

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