Patrick Miller Kirkland (1857-1943) wrote this hymn for Easter evening.

Jesus, Lord, Redeemer,
Once for sinners slain,
Crucified in weakness,
Raised in power, to reign,
Dwelling with the Father,
Endless in thy days,
Unto thee be glory,
Honor, blessing, praise.

Faithful ones, communing,
Towards the close of day,
Desolate and weary,
Met thee in the way.
So, when sun is setting,
Come to us, and show
All the truth: and in us
Make our hearts to glow.

In the upper chamber,
Where the ten, in fear,
Gathered sad and troubled,
There thou didst appear.
So, O Lord, this evening,
Bid our sorrows cease;
Breathing on us, Savior,
Say, ‘I give you peace.’

Post filed under Church Year, Hymns.


  1. Man, that’s a great text. You write anything for it yet? As I read it, a pretty traditional-sounding tune comes out my ear, but I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    Hope you had an amazing Easter, Eric.

  2. Man, tell me you are writing music for that for the Easter season. Great stuff.

    The music for Good Friday and Easter was phenomenal, my friend. Very well done.

  3. Eric Priest says:

    It’s paired in the Church Hymnary hymnal with King’s Weston (my favorite hymn tune). I don’t know if I’ll ever write anything fresh for that meter just because I love King’s Weston so much!

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