Our Blest Redeemer Ere He Breathed Lyrics
Author: Harriet Auber (1829)
1 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
his tender last farewell,
a Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed
with us to dwell.
2 He came in tongues of living flame,
to teach, convince, subdue;
all-powerful as the wind he came,
as viewless too.
3 He came sweet influence to impart,
a gracious, willing guest,
when he can find one humble heart
wherein to rest.
4 And his that gentle voice we hear,
soft as the breath of ev’n,
that checks each fault, that calms each fear,
and speaks of heav’n.
5 And ev’ry virtue we possess,
and ev’ry victory won,
and ev’ry thought of holiness,
are his alone.
6 Spirit of purity and grace,
our weakness, pitying, see;
O make our hearts thy dwelling-place,
and worthier thee.
Our Blest Redeemer Ere He Breathed Hymn History
‘Our Blest Redeemer Ere He Breathed’ is a hymn that was composed by Harriet Auber in 1829. According to Harriet this song was inspired by a sermon he had heard the morning she wrote it.
She was in her bedroom when she meditated on this sermon and all of a sudden, a new hymn began to form in her mind.
Unfortunately, there was no pencil or paper around, so she used her diamond ring to scribble the verses one by one on a pane of the glass.
The words of the hymn remained written on the bedroom window for many years. After her death, the pane of the glass was cut out and stolen.
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