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242. 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 burdens thou didst bear,
when hanging on the cursed tree,
and knows her 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 (1709; Alt. 1961)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Atoning Work; Christ: Lamb of God; Family Worship (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Walter (1825-1893) (1894)
Meter: S.M.
Key: A Major

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