Scripture Verse

I will ransom them from the power of the grave. Hosea 13:14

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: Ed­ward Coo­per, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Use (Ut­tox­e­ter, Eng­land: 1805).

Music: Ri­vaulx John B. Dykes, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Blockley, anon­y­mous, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Prim­itive Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 191 (🔊 pdf nwc)
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Edward Cooper
(1770–1833)

Lyrics

Father of Heaven, whose love profound
A ransom for our souls hath found,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy pardoning love extend.

Almighty Son, Incarnate Word,
Our prophet, priest, Redeemer, Lord,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy saving grace extend.

Eternal Spirit, by whose breath
The soul is raised from sin and death,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy quickening power extend.

Jehovah—Father, Spirit, Son—
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
Grace, pardon, life to us extend.