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330. Hail, O Once Despised Jesus

1 Hail, O once despised Jesus!
Hail, O Galilean King!
You have suffered to release us,
Hope, salvation, joy to bring.
Hail, O agonizing Savior,
bearer of our sin and shame;
by your merits we find favor;
life is given through your name.

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
all our sins on you were laid;
by almighty love anointed,
you have full atonement made.
All your people are forgiven
through the virtue of your blood;
opened is the gate of heaven;
we are reconciled to God.

3 Jesus! Heav'nly hosts adore you,
seated at your Father's side.
Crucified this world once saw you;
now in glory you abide.
There for sinners you are pleading,
And our place you now prepare,
ever for us interceding,
till in glory we appear.

4 Worship, honor, pow'r and blessing
you are worthy to receive;
loudest praises without ceasing,
right it is for us to give.
Help, O bright angelic spirits,
all your noblest anthems raise,
help us sing our Savior's merits,
help to chant Immanuel's praise.

Text Information
First Line: Hail, O once despised Jesus!
Title: Hail, O Once Despised Jesus
Author: John Bakewell (1757, alt.)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Lent; Christ--Adoration and praise; Christ--Atonement (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John Thommen (1745)
Meter: Trochaic
Key: G Major
Source: Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)

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