My song is love unknown

My song is love unknown. Samuel Crossman* (1625-1684). This moving Passion-tide hymn was published in Crossman’s The Young Mans Meditation, or some few sacred poems upon select subjects, and scriptures (1664). This was a small collection of nine hymns, bound in at the end of The Young Mans Monitor. Or, A modest Offer toward the Pious, and Vertuous Composure of Life from Youth to Riper Years (1664). It was written in Crossman’s favourite metre, that of the 148th Psalm in the ‘Old Version’, 6666.4444 (cf. ‘Sweet place! Sweet place alone’* and ‘Jerusalem on high’*). It was headed ‘God forbid that I should glory save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, Gal.6.14.’ The Young Mans Meditation...

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