328. O Jesus, Lamb of God, Thou Art

1 O Jesus, Lamb of God, Thou art
The Life and Comfort of my heart.
A sinner poor I come to Thee
And bring my many sins with me.

2 O God, my sin indeed is great;
I groan beneath the dreadful weight.
Be merciful to me, I pray;
Take guilt and punishment away.

3 Saint John the Baptist points to Thee
And bids me cast my sin on Thee;
For Thou hast left Thy throne on high
To suffer for the world and die.

4 Help me to mend my ways, O Lord,
And gladly to obey Thy Word.
While here I live, abide with me;
And when I die, take me to Thee.


Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, Lamb of God,Thou art
Title: O Jesus, Lamb of God, Thou Art
German Title: O Lämmlein Gottes, Jesu Christ
Author: Bartholomäus Helder (1646)
Translator: August Crull (1880, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Tune Information
Composer: C. P. Emmanuel Bach (1784)
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major

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