9690. Now Behold Him Dying

1 Now behold Him dying—
To His Father crying,
Who gave life to thee!
See Him bleeding, wounded;
See His love unbounded,
On the shameful tree.
See thy Lord, thy king adored;
There He speaks thy sins forgiven!
There He opens Heaven!

2 Yet His foes deride Him!
Peace e’en now denied Him
In His last sad hour!
All His love sustaineth;
Still within Him reigneth
Love’s surpassing power.
Gracious King! Thy love I sing;
Love to death my Savior giveth!
So my spirit liveth.

3 Life my Lord forsaketh!
Now His Spirit taketh
Rest in paradise:
Soon from death awaking,
Soon death’s slumbers breaking,
He to life shall rise.
O my Lord, my king adored;
Thou in death hast death subduèd,
And my hope renewèd.

4 Come, ye brokenhearted;
Hope hath not departed
From this world of woe:
Come, from grief refraining;
Cease your dark complaining:
Joys from sorrows grow.
Jesu’s name doth peace proclaim:
Dying, He the sinner healeth!
Life, His death revealeth.

Text Information
First Line: Now behold Him dying
Title: Now Behold Him Dying
Author: Arthur T. Russell
Language: English
Source: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: JESU, MEIE FREUDE
Composer: Johann Crüger
Key: c minor
Copyright: Public Domain



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