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331. [O the Lamb, the loving Lamb]

Text Information
First Line: [O the Lamb, the loving Lamb]
Publication Date: 1991
Notes: O the Lamb (United Methodist Hymnal #300)
Tune Information
Notes: Performance Note: This campmeeting chorus can be sung as a two-part round with the second voice entering on the last dotted half note of the second measure, under the high B natural. Choruses such as this were appended to well-known hymn texts by such writers as Isaac Watts or Charles Wesley, and sung to the same tune. "O the Lamb" can be appended to any common meter text (see Metrical Index, United Methodist Hymnal p. 926), and was often sung with Watts's "Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed" (United Methodist Hymnal #294) or Newton's "Amzaing Grace" (United Methodist Hymnal #378) by adding a pick up beat to the melody of this chorus and singing "O" on the first two noes of the melody. Other examples of this practice include "Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy" (United Methodist Hymnal #340) and "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand (United Methodist Hymnal #724)

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