Scripture Verse

Christ hath redeemed us. Galatians 3:13


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: George Raw­son, 1857, 1876.

Music: Shore­ham John B. Dykes, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Raw­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George Rawson (1807–1889)


By Christ redeemed, in Christ re­stored,
We keep the memory adored,
And show the death of our dear Lord,
Until He come.

His body broken in our stead
Is here in this memorial bread,
And so our feeble love is fed
Until He come.

The streams of His dread ag­ony,
His life blood shed for us, we see;
The wine shall tell the mys­te­ry
Until He come.

And thus that dark be­tray­al night
With the last advent we unite
By one blest chain of lov­ing rite
Until He come.

Until the trump of God be heard,
Until the an­cient graves be stirred,
And, with the great com­mand­ing word,
The Lord shall come.

O bless­èd hope! with this elate
Let not our hearts be de­so­late,
But, strong in faith, in pa­tience wait
Until He come.