1 Hail, thou once despised Jesus;
Hail, thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, thou universal Savior,
bearer of our sin and shame,
by thy merit we find favor:
life is given through 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
through the virtue of thy blood;
opened is the gate of heaven;
reconciled are we with God.
3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
there for ever to abide;
all the heav'nly hosts 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, power, 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 Emmanuel's praise!
|First Line:||Hail, thou once-despised Jesus|
|Title:||Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus|
|Author:||John Bakewell (1757, alt.)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Mediator|
|Arranger:||J. Röntgen (1855-1932)|
|Source:||Traditional Dutch melody, c. 1710|