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Hymn: Great Redeemer Friend of sinners (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Great Redeemer Friend of sinners

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>



Tune: The Sinner's Friend

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 390, click to see hymnal pages


GREAT Redeemer, Friend of sinners,

Thou hast wond'rous power to save;

Grant me grace, and still protect me,

Over life's tempestuous wave;

May my soul, with sacred transport,

View the dawn while yet afar;

And until the sun arises,

Lead me by the morning star.

O what madness! O what folly!

That my heart should go astray

After vain and foolish trifles,

Trifles only of a day.

This vain world, with all its pleasures,

Very soon will be no more;

There's no object worth admiring,

But the God whom we adore.

See the happy spirits waiting,

On the banks beyond the stream,

Sweet responses still repeating,

Jesus, Jesus, is their theme.

Hark! they whisper-lo! they call me,

Sister spirit come away;

Lo! I come, earth can't contain me,

Hail the realms of endless day.

Swiftly roll, ye ling'ring hours,

Seraphs, lend your glitt'ring wings;

Love absolves my ransom'd powers,

Heav'nly sounds around me ring;

Worlds of light and crowns of glory

Far above yon azure sky,

Though by faith I now behold you,

I'll enjoy you soon on high.