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176. Behold the Savior of Mankind

1 Behold the Savior of mankind
Nailed to the shameful tree!
How vast the love that Him inclined
To bleed and die for thee!

2 Hark how he groans while nature shakes,
And earth's strong pillars bend!
The Temple's veil in sunder breaks,
The solid marbles rend.

3 'Tis done; the precious ransom's paid;
"Receive my soul!" He cries.
See where He bows His sacred head;
He bows His head and dies!

4 But soon He'll break death's envious chain,
And in full glory shine.
O Lamb of God, was ever pain,
Was ever love, like Thine?

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Behold the Savior of mankind
Title: Behold the Savior of Mankind
Author: Samuel Wesley, Sr. (c. 1709, cento)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Good Friday
Tune Information
Name: WINDSOR
Composer: Christopher Tye (1553)
Meter: C.M.
Key: g minor



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