Sunday, September 23, 2012

Blessed Redeemer

Blessed Redeemer
words by Fanny Crosby

Blessèd Redeemer, full of compassion,
Great is Thy mercy, boundless and free;
Now in my weakness, seeking Thy favor,
Lord, I am coming closer to Thee.

Blessèd Redeemer, Thou art my Refuge,
Under Thy watch-care, safe I shall be;
Gladly adoring, joyfully trusting,
Still I am coming closer to Thee.

Blessèd Redeemer, gracious and tender,
New and forever dwell Thou in me;
Thou, my Protector, Shield and Defender,
Draw me and keep me closer to Thee.

Blessèd Redeemer, wonderful Savior,
Fountain of wisdom, Ancient of Days,
Hope of the faithful, Light of all ages,
Jesus my Savior, Thee will I praise.

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His mercy endureth forever.  ~1 Chronicles 16:34


Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Thanks for posting this; it isn't one of the Fanny Crosby songs I am as familiar with...but I'm a huge Fanny Crosby enthusiast. Blinded as an infant, Fanny wrote more that 8,000 songs (with a lot of pseudonyms, which makes it difficult sometimes!). I know things will be different for this generation of Christians, but for me, the words by Fanny Crosby (and the scores by Ira Sanky!), are written on my heart as I remember the church of my childhood. We don't hear them so much anymore... God bless, and I hope your Sunday is as beautiful a ours is turning out to be here in Delaware.

Katherine said...

I love singing this in church! =D

P.S. giveaway going on at my blog if you are interested. :)