Saviour, who exalted high

Saviour, who exalted high. Richard Mant* (1776-1848). This hymn is an arrangement of lines from a poem by Mant in his Holydays of the Church; or Scripture Narratives of Our Blessed Lord’s Life and Ministry (1848). It was associated with Saints James and Jude. Selections from the poem were made in 19th-century hymnals (see JJ, p.997). The most widely known was that in Church Hymns (1871) beginning ‘Son of Man, to Thee I cry’, in four stanzas of six lines, beginning (2) ‘Lamb of God, to Thee I cry’, (3) ‘Prince of Life, to Thee I cry’ and (4) ‘Lord of glory, God most high’. That selection omitted the first stanza of Mant’s poem (which was written in stanzas of irregular length). The Baptist...

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