Our Savior bowed beneath the wave

Our Savior bowed beneath the wave. Adoniram Judson* (1788-1850). These are the first three stanzas of a hymn by Judson in seven stanzas that first appeared in Thomas Ripley’s A Selection of Hymns, for Conference & Prayer Meetings, and Other Occasions, Second Edition (1831) under the title ‘Hymn written by Mr. Judson, Missionary; and sung at the baptism of several soldiers, at Maulmein, British Pegu’ (Music and Richardson, 2008, p. 170). For the text of the first three stanzas, see the entry on ‘Come, Holy Spirit, Dove divine’*. In 1832, this text was divided to create two distinct hymns: ‘Come, Holy Spirit, Dove divine’* (stanzas 7, 4, 5, 6) and the present one (stanzas 1, 2, 3), as...

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