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293. Behold the Savior of Mankind

Behold the Savior of mankind
nailed to the shameful tree;
how vast the love that him inclined
to bleed and die for thee!

Hark how he groans! while nature shakes,
and earth's strong pillars bend!
The temple's veil in sunder reads,
the solid marbles rend.

'This done! the precious ransom's paid!
"Receive my soul!" he cries;
see where he bows his sacred head!
He bows his head and dies!

But soon he'll break death's envious chain
and in full glory shine.
O Lamb of God, was ever pain,
was ever love like thine?

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First Line: Behold the Savior of mankind
Title: Behold the Savior of Mankind
Author: Samuel Wesley, 1662-1735
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Passion and Death; Prevenient Grace: Repentance; Christian Year: Lent (4 more...)
Source: John Wesley's A Collection of Psalms and Hymns (Charleston, 1737)
Language: English
Notes: Hymn text.
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