Scripture Verse

They were astonished. Matthew 13:54

Introduction

Words: Sam­u­el Med­ley, 1789. Vers­es 1 & 3 are from a 6-stan­za work in Med­ley’s Hymns. The au­thor of verse 2 is un­known.

Music: Hum­mel Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Zeuner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Samuel Medley
1738–1799

Lyrics

O what amazing words of grace
Are in the Gospel found!
Suited to every sinner’s case
Who knows the joyful sound.

Poor, sinful, thirsty, fainting souls
Are freely welcome here;
Salvation, like a river, rolls
Abundant, free and clear.

Come, then, with all your wants and wounds;
Your every burden bring;
Here love, unchanging love, abounds,
A deep, celestial spring.