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As on the cross the Saviour hung,

The converted Thief, Luke xxiii. 42.

Poet: Samuel Stennett, 1787
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
As on the cross the Saviour hung,
And wept, and bled, and dy’d,
He pour’d salvation on a wretch
That languish’d at his side


The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 1a

The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 1a
2
His crimes with inward grief and shame,
The penitent confess’d;
Then turn’d his dying eyes to Christ,
And thus his prayer address’d:


The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 1b

The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 1b
3
“Jesus, thou Son and heir of heaven,
“Thou spotless Lamb of God,
“I see thee bath’d in sweat and tears,
“And welt’ring in thy blood.


The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 2a

The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 2a
4
“Yet quickly from these scenes of woe
“In triumph thou shalt rise,
“Burst thro’ the gloomy shades of death
“And shine above the skies.


The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 2b

The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 2b
5
“Amid the glories of that world,
“Dear Saviour, think on me;
“And in the vict’ries of thy death
“Let me a sharer be.”


The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 3a

The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 3a
6
His prayer the dying Jesus hears,
And instantly replies,
“To-day thy parting soul shall be
“With me in paradise.”


The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 3b

The Converted Thief 44, Stanza 3b

Rippon, John. A Selection Hymns, From the Best Authors, Intended to Be an Appendix to Dr. Watts’ Psalms and Hymns. 14th Edition. London: Printed and published by S.C. Ustick, 1807.