1 O blessed day when first was poured
The blood of our redeeming Lord!
O blessed day when Christ began
His saving work for sinful man!
2 While from His mother's bosom fed,
His precious blood He wills to shed;
A foretaste of His death He feels,
An earnest of His love reveals.
3 Scarce come to earth, His Father's will
With prompt obedience to fulfil,
A victim even now He lies
Before the day of sacrifice.
4 In love our guilt He undertakes;
Sinless, for sin atonement makes.
The great Lawgiver for our aid
Obedient to the Law is made.
5 Lord, circumcise our heart, we pray,
And take what is not Thine away.
Write Thine own name upon our hearts,
Thy Law within our inward parts.
6 O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee
Eternal praise and glory be,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost forevermore.
|First Line:||O blessed day when first was poured|
|Title:||O Blessed Day When First Was Poured|
|Latin Title:||Felix dies, quam proprio|
|Author:||S. Besnault, c. 1724|
|Translator:||J. Chandler, 1806-76|
|Topic:||Circumcision and Name of Jesus|
|Source:||Heilige Seelenlust, Breslau, 1657, adapt.|