176. 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 through thy name.

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
all our sins were on thee 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,
peace is made 'twixt man and God.

3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
there forever 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, 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 (1757)
Alterer: Martin Madan (1760)
Alterer: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) (1776)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Praise; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Suffering of
Tune Information
Arranger: Julius Röntgen (ca. 1906)
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional Netherlands melody, 1710

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