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Christ the Burden of the Song

Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb

Author: John Cennick
Tune: EMMONS
Published in 222 hymnals

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Representative Text

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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Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 222)

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d249

A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d185

A Collection of Divine Hymns from Various Authors #d66

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d451

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d259

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #123a

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #28

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #20

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #293

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #440

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #291

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #118

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #386

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A Selection of Hymns #CCCLXXXVI

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A Selection of Hymns #102

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #A14

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d238

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Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #38

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d323

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Baptist Chorals #188

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Baptist Hymn Book #a527

Baptist Songs with Music #d200

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Bright Gems #62

Chapel and Family Hymn Book #d141

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Chapel Melodies #175

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Christian Hymns #347

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Christian Praise #191a

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Christian Praise #191b

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S120

Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d203

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d727

Conference Hymns and Tunes #d105

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Evangelical Hymnal #104

Faith Hymns #d145

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #85

Glorious Gospel Hymns #231

Good News in Song. Rev. ed. #d192

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Gospel in Song #42

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d125

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Gospel Praise Book. #181a

Harmonia Ecclesiae #d265

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #102

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #104

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #98

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #697

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #697

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #139

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #364

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #364

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #562

Hymns for Schools and Families #d108

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d296

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #553

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1131

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Hymns New and Old, No. 2 #189

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a210

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Hymns of the Advent #346

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d272

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Hymns of Worship #174

Institute Songs; Selections from The Chapel Hymnal #d16

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Jewels of Praise #165a

Melodies of Heaven #d137

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New Harvest Bells #207

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New Life No. 2 #178

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #139

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1450

Our Service of Song #d263

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Plymouth Collection #a553

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #553

Praise in Song #d206

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d186

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d802

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d309

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #347

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Revival Gems #13

Revival Melodies #d27

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d268

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa96

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Select Hymns #96

Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d285

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