15797. To Us The Joyful News Is Brought

1 To us the joyful news is brought,
Both unexpected and unsought,
Of mercy rich and free;
Jesus awhile forsakes His throne,
And for our lives resigns His own,
Upon the bloody tree.

2 For us He lived, for us He died,
By Him was justice satisfied,
The law no longer frowns;
Now pardon, peace through Him are giv’n,
A door is opened into Heav’n
To scepters and to crowns.

3 Then let the Gospel trumpet blow,
Till distant lands the Savior know,
And own His power divine;
Nations unborn learn to adore,
His sovereign grace and conquering power,
And in one concert join.

Text Information
First Line: To us the joyful news is brought
Title: To Us The Joyful News Is Brought
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: 88.68.86
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: MERIBAH by Lowell Mason, DARWEN by Edward Harwood, EASTBOURNE by Henry W. Hardy, EL NIÑO by Solomon W. Straub
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1872)
Meter: 88.68.86
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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