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Ye wretched sons of men draw near

Ye wretched sons of men draw near

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Ye wretched sons of men draw near,
The cries and groans of Jesus hear;
Come see the blessed lamb of God,
There shedding of his precious Blood,

2 Behold him wounded scourg'd & bruis'd
Mock'd, and slander'd, and abus'd;
O hear his cries upon the tree:
Why hath my God forsaken me!

3 His pain, his anguish, and distress,
No heart can feel, no tongue express;
When all the powers of Hell broke in,
And Christ bore all the weight of sin.

4 When Jesus to the Cross was nail'd,
The Sun was all in darkness vail'd;
The Rocks were rent when Jesus cried!
The earth was shaken when he died.

5 The heavens their black curtains drew,
Such mournful scenes they could not view;
It was too much for human eye,
To see the King of Glory die.

6 How dark and awful was the day,
When Jesus died to take away;
Our curse and punishment and pain,
For which he died and rose again.

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.) #LXVII

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d655

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #136

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Church Hymn Book #LXVII

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