Blessed Redeemer (Hymn)

Blessed Redeemer
Avis M. Christiansen (1920)

Up Calvary’s mountain, one dreadful morn,
Walked Christ my Savior, weary and worn;
Facing for sinners death on the cross,
That He might save them from endless loss.

Refrain

Blessed Redeemer! Precious Redeemer!
Seems now I see Him on Calvary’s tree;
Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading,
Blind and unheeding—dying for me!

“Father forgive them!” thus did He pray,
E’en while His lifeblood flowed fast away;
Praying for sinners while in such woe
No one but Jesus ever loved so.

O how I love Him, Savior and Friend,
How can my praises ever find end!
Through years unnumbered on Heaven’s shore,
My tongue shall praise Him forevermore.

This is such a powerful hymn about Jesus dying on the cross for us.  The words speak for themselves, but I will repeat one line that, to me, sums up the enire song: “No one but Jesus ever loved so.”  That is so true.

4 responses to this post.

  1. This hymn is so strong and beautiful. I wonder Ben, are “hymns” still written today, do you think? Or did we morph into worship songs? (I love worship songs, no problem there, just wondered!)
    God bless you and sing over you today!

    Reply

    • I think that hymns are still being written. I know this isn’t a technical definition, but I always think of hymns like “classics” of literature. There are good books being written today, but it will be a while before they are considered “classics.” I think that, in a few years, there will be songs from today that are considered in the “hymn” category. Just my two cents. 🙂

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  2. Thank you, Ben 🙂

    This hymn rocks! I was ‘redeemed when my burden of sin was HIGH’. The perfect Lamb took my sins and gave me freedom. It is marvelous and wonderful!

    Deb, I hear you. 🙂 My grandma was Baptist – she sang most of the hymns I’ve ever heard! I believe persons still write Hymns but perhaps more are writing ‘praise and worship’ songs? Interesting question!

    Blessings,
    ann

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