Christ the Burden of the Song

Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb

Author: John Cennick
Tune: EMMONS
Published in 222 hymnals

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1 Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb,
I love to hear of thee;
No music’s like thy charming name,
Nor half so dear can be,
Nor half so dear can be.

Refrain:
O let me ever hear thy voice
In mercy tome speak;
In thee, my priest, will I rejoice,
And thy salvation seek.

2 My Jesus dear shall be my theme,
While in this world I stay;
I’ll sing of Jesus’ lovely name
When all things else decay,
When all things else decay. [Refrain]

3 When I appear in yonder cloud,
With all thy favored throng;
Then will I sing more sweet, more loud,
And Christ shall be my song,
And Christ shall be my song. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #73

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb
Title: Christ the Burden of the Song
Author: John Cennick
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Thou dear [great] Redeemer, dying Lamb. J.Cennick. [The Holy Name Jesus.] Published in his Sacred Hymns, &c, Pt. iii., 1743-44, p. 143. It was included in the 1875 edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book as "Thou great Redeemer, dying Lamb." In the English Moravian Hymn Book, 1886, it is given in 3 stanzas, and begins with the original first line.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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