Composer: Harry Dixon Loes

Pseudonyms: Deal Bartells Born Harold Loes, the American gospel song writer took the middle name Dixon in honour of A. C. Dixon, the pastor of Moody Church at the time. Harry Dixon Loes studied at Moody Bible Institute, and after extensive training in music he served a number of churches with a ministry of music. From 1939 until his retirement he was a member of the music faculty of Moody Bible Institute. He wrote the lyrics for 1,500 gospel songs, and composed 3,000 tunes. One day in 1915, Paul Rader preached a sermon in Moody Church, in Chicago. His theme was, “All that I want is in Jesus.” In the congregation was young Harry Dixon Loes, then a senior at Moody Bible Institute, where he would eventually teach. Inspired… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Harry Dixon Loes (1920)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55553 54324 44426
Key: D Major/E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Blessed Redeemer

Up Calv’ry’s mountain, one dreadful morn,
Walked Christ my Savior, weary and worn;
Facing for sinners death on the cross,
That He might save them from endless loss.

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #109
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The Cyber Hymnal #569
Text: Blessèd Redeemer (Christiansen)
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