Hallelujah, What a Savior!

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“Man of sorrows what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned he stood,
Sealed my pardon with his blood:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Guilty, helpless, lost were we;
Blameless Lamb of God was he,
Sacrificed to set us free:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

He was lifted up to die;
“It is finished” was his cry;
Now in heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

When he comes, our glorious King,
All his ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!”

Behind the lines

This is one of my favorite hymns written by Philip Bliss (1838 -1876). Below is a YouTube video of a contemporary version by the Shelly Moore Band. I had previously posted more on Bliss’ life and works highlighting another song of his “My Redeemer” here.

Shepherd, Savior

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Shepherd, Savior – hallelujah!
You found me starving far away,
You make me go down to pasture,
Then keep me there, never to stray.

Shepherd, Savior – hallelujah!
You lead me by rivers of peace,
You sing to me, restore my soul,
And cause my doubts and fears to cease.

Shepherd, Savior – hallelujah!
You guard me with your voice and staff,
You call my name, watch over me,
And walk me through shadows of death.

Shepherd, Savior – hallelujah!
You prepare a great feast for me,
You bless me with your bread and wine,
Then dare to stoop and wash my feet.

Shepherd, Savior – hallelujah!
You cause my joy to overflow,
You are good and full of mercy,
For all my days and evermore.

Behind the lines

The LORD Is My Shepherd…

The Twenty-Third Psalm

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