A great hymn to our Redeemer

Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age…Gal 1:4

I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art – Toulon

 

I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,

My only trust and Savior of my heart,

Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;

I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.

 

Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,

Reigning omnipotent in every place:

So come, O King, and our whole being sway;

Shine on us with the light of thy pure day.

 

Thou art the life, by which alone we live,

And all our substance and our strength receive;

O comfort us in death’s approaching hour,

Strong-hearted then to face it by thy pow’r.

 

Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,

No harshness hast thou and no bitterness:

Make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee

And ever stay in thy sweet unity.

 

Our hope is in no other save in thee;

Our faith is built upon thy promise free;

O grant to us such stronger hope and sure

That we can boldly conquer and endure.

 

For your Maker is your husband, The LORD of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.  Isaiah 54:5

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