165. Behold the Lamb of God!

1 Behold the Lamb of God!
0 Thou for sinners slain,
Let it not be in vain
That Thou hast died!
Thee for my Savior let me take,
My only refuge let me make
Thy pierced side.

2 Behold the Lamb of God!
Into the sacred flood
Of Thy most precious blood
My soul I cast.
Wash me and make me pure and clean,
Uphold me thro' life's changeful scene,
Till all be past.

3 Behold the Lamb of God!
All hail, incarnate Word!
Thou everlasting Lord,
Purge out our leav'n;
Clothe us with godliness and good,
Feed us with Thy celestial food,
Manna from heav'n.

4 Behold the Lamb of God!
Worthy is He alone
To sit upon the throne
Of God above,
One with the Ancient of all days,
One with the Paraclete in praise,
All Light, all Love!


Text Information
First Line: Behold the Lamb of God!
Title: Behold the Lamb of God!
Author: Matthew Bridges (1843, ab., alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Good Friday
Tune Information
Key: f minor
Source: "Neues Gesangbuch," Dresden, 1593, ad.

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