Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 Was it for crimes that I have done,
He groan’d upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!
 
3 Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut his glories in;
When Christ the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin!
 
4 Thus might I hide my blushing face,
While his dear cross appears;
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.
 
5 But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
’Tis all that I can do.
 
ON MARRIAGE.
 
Hymn 62 • When earth was dress’d in beauty
HYMN 62. P. M.
 
1 When earth was dress’d in beauty,
And join’d with heav’n above. [p. 81]
2 Was it for crimes that I have done,
He groan’d upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!
 
3 Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut his glories in;
When Christ the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin!
 
4 Thus might I hide my blushing face,
While his dear cross appears;
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.
 
5 But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
’Tis all that I can do.
 
ON MARRIAGE.
 
Hymn 62 • When earth was dress’d in beauty
HYMN 62. P. M.
 
1 When earth was dress’d in beauty,
And join’d with heav’n above. [p. 81]
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