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431. Not All the Blood of Beasts

1 Not all the blood of beasts
On Jewish altars slain
Could give the guilty conscience peace
Or wash away the stain.

2 But Christ, the heav'nly Lamb,
Takes all our sins away;
A sacrifice of nobler name
And richer blood than they.

3 My faith would lay her hand
On that dear head of Thine,
While like a penitent I stand,
And there confess my sin.

4 My soul looks back to see
The burden Thou didst bear
When hanging on the cursed tree;
I know my guilt was there.

5 Believing, we rejoice
To see the curse remove;
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice
And sing His bleeding love.

Text Information
First Line: Not all the blood of beasts
Title: Not All the Blood of Beasts
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SOUTHWELL
Composer: William Daman, c. 1540-91
Meter: S M
Key: e minor



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