Rejoice and be glad, the Redeemer hath come

Rejoice and be glad, the redeemer hath come. Horatius Bonar* (1808-1889). Bonar was a strong supporter of the evangelistic campaign of Dwight L. Moody* and Ira D. Sankey* in Scotland in 1874, and wrote this hymn for an early edition of Sankey’s Sacred Songs and Solos* (ca. 1875). It was headed ‘The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: Psalm 118: 15’. It had seven 4-line verses, each with the second two lines as a refrain, very much in the Sankey mode: ‘Sound his praises, tell the story of him who was slain;/ Sound his praises, tell with gladness he liveth again.’ The full text is in BHB; HP omits verses 2 and...

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