212. Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus!

1 Hail, Thou once-despised Jesus!
Hail, Thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
Thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, Thou agonizing Savior,
Bearer of our sin and shame!
By Thy merits we find favor,
Life is given thru Thy name.

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
All our sins on Thee were laid;
By almighty love anointed,
Thou hast full atonement made.
All Thy people are forgiven
Thru the virtue of Thy blood;
Opened is the gate of heaven,
Peace is made 'twixt man and God.

3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
There forever to abide;
All the heav'nly host adore Thee,
Seated at Thy Father's side:
There for sinners Thou art pleading;
There Thou dost our place prepare,
Ever for us interceding
Till in glory we appear.

4 Worship, honor, pow'r, and blessing
Thou art worthy to receive;
Loudest praises, without ceasing,
Meet it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
Bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
Help to sing our Savior's merits,
Help to chant Immanuel's praise!

Text Information
First Line: Hail, Thou once-despised Jesus!
Title: Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus!
Author: John Bakewell, 1721-1819
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Praise and Testimony; Resurrection and Reign
Tune Information
Composer: Francois H. Barthélémon, 1741-1808
Key: G Major

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