1559. For Man the Savior Shed

1. For man the Savior shed
His all atoning blood,
And, oh, shall ransomed man refuse
To suffer for his God?

2. Ashamed who now can be
To own the Crucified?
Nay, rather be our glory this,
To die for Him who died?

3. So felt Thy martyr, Lord;
By Thy right hand sustained,
He waged for Thee the battle’s strife,
And threatened death disdained.

4. Upon the golden crown
Gazing with eager breath,
He fought as one who fain would die,
And, dying, conquer death.

5. Alone he stood unmoved
Amid his cruel foes;
Oh, wondrous was the might that then
Above his torturers rose!

6. Lord, give us grace to bear
Like him our cross of shame,
To do and suffer what Thou wilt,
For love of Thy dear name.

7. Jesu, the king of saints,
We praise Thee and adore,
Who art, with God the Father One
And Spirit evermore.

Text Information
First Line: For man the Savior shed
Title: For Man the Savior Shed
Latin Title: Ex quo, salus mortalium
Author: Jean B. de Santeuil (1686)
Translator (from Latin): Isaac Williams
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: Cluniac Breviary, 1686; Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary, 1839 ("Our Lord the Path of Suffering Trod") & the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ABERYSTWYTH (OUSELEY), Frederick A. Gore-Ouseley, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Tune Information
Name: ABER
Composer: William Henry Monk (1875)
Meter: SM
Incipit: 32176 55765 45555
Key: a minor
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875
Copyright: Public Domain

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