When the Savior dwelt below

When the Savior dwelt below

Author: John Ryland
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 WHEN the Saviour dwelt below,
Pity in His bosom reigned;
Sympathy He loved to show,
Nor the meanest suit disdained.

2 Round Him thronged the blind, the lame,
Deaf and dumb, diseased, possessed;
None in vain for healing came,
All the Saviour freely blessed.

3 He could make the leper whole;
Thousands at a meal He fed;
Winds and waves could He control;
By a word He raised the dead.

4 List’ning sinners round Him pressed
Whilst He taught the way to bliss;
Even enemies confessed,
“No man ever spake like this.”

5 Be Thy love to me revealed;
Be Thy grace by me possessed;
Touch me, and I shall be healed;

Source: Redemption Hymnal #143

Author: John Ryland

Ryland, John, D.D., son of Rev. John Collett Ryland, was born at Warwick, Jan. 29, 1753. At that time his father was Baptist minister at Warwick, but in 1759 removed to Northampton. "J. Ryland, junior," as for many years he was accustomed to subscribe himself, was in 1781 ordained co-pastor with his father at Northampton. In 1794 he accepted the presidency of the Baptist College and the pastorate of the church in Broadmead, Bristol, and these offices he retained until his death on June 25, 1825. Dr. Ryland was a man of considerable literary culture, and received the degree of D.D. from Brown University, Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, and for the three years following the death of Rev. A. Fuller,… Go to person page >

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Author: John Ryland
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