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O Thou Great All-Gracious Shepherd

by Miss C. A. Wellesley

Set: Spruce Lake 2007
Tune: Ellesdie

1 O THOU great all-gracious Shepherd,
Shedding for us Thy life's blood,
Unto shame and death delivered,
All to bring us nigh to God!
Now our willing hearts adore Thee,
Now we taste Thy dying love,
While by faith we come before Thee ---
Faith which lifts our souls above.

2 As our Surety we behold Thee,
Ransoming our souls from death;
As the willing Victim view Thee
Yielding up to God Thy breath.
In the broken bread we own Thee,
Bruised for us and put to shame;
And the cup, O Lord, we thank Thee,
Speaks of pardon through Thy name.

3 But 'tis past, and, Lord, we hail Thee
Crowned with glory on the throne;
Meet it is Thy saints should bless Thee
For the place Thy death hath won:
Won for us --- that in full measure
We should have our part with Thee ---
Taste the river of Thy pleasure,
Share in all Thy victory.

Mackie said ...
Nice hymn but sung a bit too fast.
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 : 21:59

Timothy Stunt said ...
I think the author of this hymn must be Charlotte Anne Wellesley [b. 4 Sep 1847 - d.19 Aug 1930] the third child and second daughter of Captain William Henry George Wellesley [1806-75]. Her older sister Mary Amelia Wellesley (born 1843) married Farnham Chidley Close [died 1901] to whom JND bequeathed the residue of his property and effects. These included the Darby papers that became part of the Sibthorpe collection which is now in the Christian Brethren archive in the John Rylands Uinversity Library in Manchester. Timothy Stunt
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 : 00:06

Tom said ...
Yep the Spruce Lake ones are to the faster end of things!

The Wellesley family tree is next on my list to do .. an interesting one indeed!
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 : 20:27

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