CCCLI. The Attraction of the Cross

1 Yonder--amazing Sight!--I see
Th' incarnate Son of God,
Expiring on the accursed Tree,
And welt'ring in his Blood.

2 Behold a purple Torrent run
Down from his Hands and Head:
The crimson Tide puts out the Sun;
His Groans awake the Dead.

3 The Trembling Earth, the darken'd Sky,
Proclaim the Truth aloud!
And with th' amaz'd Centurion cry,
"This is the Son of GOD."

4 So great, so vast a Sacrifice,
May well my Hope revive:
If God's own Son thus bleeds and dies,
The Sinner sure may live.

5 O that these Cords of Love Divine,
Might draw me, LORD, to Thee!
Thou hast my Heart, it shall be thine--
Thine it shall ever be!

Text Information
First Line: Yonder--amazing Sight!--I see
Title: The Attraction of the Cross
Publication Date: 1791
Scripture: John 12:32
Topic: Passion of Christ
Language: English
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