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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

The Love of Christ

When the martyred One I see

Author: Wilbur A. Christy
Tune: [When the martyred One I see]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the martyred One I see,
Think of all His love for me,
Love that suffered grief and shame,
Crown of thorns, and slandered name;
See His tears of anguish flow,
Shed for me, those tears, I know;
This must still my wonder by;
That the Savior died for me.

In His love, His precious love,
I am resting in His love,
Precious love that made me free;
O the love of Christ for me!

2 Blessed One, hear Thou my cry,
Weak and worthless, Lord, am I;
Nothing from thy hand I claim,
No defense my lips can frame.
Help me in Thy love to trust,
Merciful and good and just;
Tho’ a wonder still it be,
That the Savior died for me. [Chorus]

3 When this heart is stilled to rest,
When I rise to meet the blest,
When amid the ransomed throng,
Shall my voice take up the song;
Tho’ I sing a Savior’s praise
Thro’ eternity’s glad days
This shall still my wonder be,
That the Savior died for me. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #83

Author: Wilbur A. Christy

Wilbur Amos Christy USA 1845-1928. Born in Kinsman, OH, he attended the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, and dedicated his life to music. He had an outstanding tenor voice and was encouraged to pursue an operetic career. Meeting J. G. Towner, they held conventions and concert tours in PA and NY. He also studied with other music masters, J. G. Webb, George F. Root, and Sir George McFarren. He became director and teacher of the National Normal Institute in Lebanon, OH, where George Root was principal. He was known for his work in glee, chorus, and class music, his convention work, and by his Sabbath school songs. His mission in faith caused him to pursue a career change. Following his friend, Philip P. Bliss, he became a singing e… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the martyred One I see
Title: The Love of Christ
Author: Wilbur A. Christy
Refrain First Line: Jesus died, He died for me



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #83

Prayer and Praise Book #d187

The Crowning Triumph #d137

The Happy Singer #d155

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The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #82

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The Way of Life #118

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