325. Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus

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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,
who hast borne 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 on thee were laid;
by almighty love anointed,
thou hast full atonement made.
Every sin may be 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 forever to abide;
all the heavenly hosts adore thee,
seated at thy Father's side.
There for sinners thou art pleading;
there thou dost our place prepare;
thou for saints art interceding
till in glory they appear.

4. Worship, honor, power, and blessing
Christ is worthy to receive;
loudest praises, without ceasing,
right it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
help to sing of Jesus' merits,
help to chant Emmanuel's praise!

Text Information
First Line: Hail, thou once despised Jesus
Title: Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus
Attributed to: John Bakewell (1757, alt.)
Attributed to: Martin Madan (1760)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 87.87 D
Scripture: Revelation 4:2-11
Topic: The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ; Christ's Gracious Life: Resurrection and Exaltation; Adoration and Praise (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Arranger: Julius Roentgen (1906)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional Dutch melody



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