To Him who for our sins was slain
To Him who for our sins was slain. Arthur Tozer Russell* (1806-1874).
From Russell’s Psalms and Hymns, partly original, partly selected, for the use of the Church of England (1851). It was written, according to A.B. Grosart in JJ, p. 982, on 24 January of that year. It was included in Roundell Palmer*’s The Book of Praise (1862) and in Church Hymns (1871; Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874). From The Book of Praise it found its way across the Atlantic to Christ in Song , edited by Philip Schaff* (New York, 1869). It was included by Louis F. Benson* in the Presbyterian Hymnal (Philadelphia, 1895), and it remained popular in the USA for much longer than in Britain. It had four stanzas:
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