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Ransom

I come, the great Redeemer cries, A year of freedom to declare

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 34 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "I come," the great redeemer cries,
"A year of freedom to declare,
"From debts and bondage to discharge,
"And Jews and Greeks the grace shall share:

2 "A day of vengeance I proclaim,
"But not on man the storm shall fall,
"On me its thunder shall descend;
"My strength, my love sustain them all."

3 Stupendous favor! matchless grace!
Jesus has dy'd that we might live;
Not worlds below, or worlds above
Could so divine a ransom give.

4 To him, who lov'd our ruin'd race,
And for our lives laid down his own,
Let songs of joyful praises rise,
Sublime, eternal as his throne.


Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CXCIII

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I come, the great Redeemer cries, A year of freedom to declare
Title: Ransom
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CXVI

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CXVI

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #193

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d174

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A Selection of Hymns #CXCIII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a146

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Choice Hymns #91

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #174

Gloria in Excelsis #d284

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Hymns for Social Worship #96

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #41

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #LXXI

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The Baptist Hymn Book #146

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The Baptist Psalmody #151

The Centennial Hymnal #d159

The Christian Hymn Book #d281

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d284

The Christian Hymnist #d233

The Gospel Hymnal #d266

The Millennial Harp #d181

The Millennial Harp #d92

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #911

The Saints' Harp #d404

Universalist Hymn Book #d230

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