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Monday, June 26, 2006

A Hymn I Love

Words & Music by: Philip Bliss

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, Who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!


  • Good morning, Rose~.

    That is a great hymn.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 6/26/2006 9:11 AM  

  • Yes, it is a great hymn!

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 6/26/2006 12:24 PM  

  • I bet that would be a great hymn, to listen too!

    By Blogger jel, at 6/26/2006 2:47 PM  

  • Great hymn for communion.

    By Blogger Jonathan Moorhead, at 6/27/2006 11:36 AM  

  • Thank you all for your friendly comments!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 6/28/2006 11:58 AM  

  • yeayyyy!...

    Great hymn.

    By Blogger H K Flynn, at 7/06/2006 2:11 PM  

  • Hey Rose!
    Coming in a little late!

    That is a wonderful hymn. By the way, you know the story of Philip Bliss, I suppose. He & his wife were on a train trip & on an icy bridge in December of 1876 in Ashtabula, OH the bridge collapsed & the train fell into a deep ravine & caught fire. There were a few survivors, & he was one of them. His wife, though was not found, so he went back into the burning train to recover her, & neither one was ever found. Their bodies were burned. They did find a few remains later, though. BUT, he had a trunk with his hymns & things in it, & providentially it was unharmed! Among the contents was a hymn he had just written. He had been the music director for Daniel Whittle the evangelist, & after bro. Bliss' death, bro. Whittle brought a man named James McGranahan on as his music man in place of Bliss. Mr. McGranahan wrote the music to the hymn poem Bliss had written that was recovered in that trunk from the charred train. That hymn is also one of my favorites, & it is called "My Redeemer" or as it is sometimes called "I Will Sing of My Redeemer." Praise the Lord!

    I love hymn stories, by the way. God Bless you for including this post!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 10/29/2007 9:26 PM  

  • David,
    Thank you so much for that story!
    How cool.
    I did not know it. I like the way you comment on my old posts! God bless.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 11/05/2007 6:27 PM  

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