1 A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth,
The guilt of all men bearing;
'Tis laden with the sin of earth,
None else the burden sharing;
It goes its way, grows weak and faint,
To slaughter led without complaint,
Its spotless life to offer;
Bears shame, and stripes, and wounds, and death,
Anguish and mockery, and saith,
"Willing all this I suffer."
2 This Lamb is Christ, the soul's great Friend
And everlasting Savior;
Him, Him God chose, sin's reign to end
And bring us to His favor.
"Go forth, my Son!" He said, "and bail
The children, who are doomed to hell
But for Thine intercession.
The punishment is great, and dread
The wrath, but Thou Thy blood shalt shed,
And save them from perdition."
3 "Yea, Father, yea, most willingly
I'll bear what Thou commandest;
My will conforms to Thy decree,
I do what Thou demandest."
O wondrous Love! what hast Thou done!
The Father offers up His Son,
The Son content descendeth!
O Love! O Love! how strong art Thou!
In shroud and grave Thou lay'st Him low
Whose word the mountains rendeth!
4 Thou lay'st him, Love, upon the cross,
With nails and spikes Him bruising;
Thou slay'st Him as a lamb, His loss,
From soul and body oozing;
From body 'tis the crimson flood
Of precious sacrificial blood,
From soul, the strength of anguish:
My gain it is; sweet Lamb to Thee
What can I give, whose love to me
For me doth make Thee languish?
5 Lord, all my life I'll cleave to Thee,
Thy love fore'er beholding,
Thee ever, as Thou ever me,
With loving arms enfolding.
Yea, Thou shalt be my Beacon-light,
To guide me safe through death's dark night,
And cheer my heart in sorrow;
Henceforth myself and all that's mine
to Thee, my Savior, I consign,
From whom all things I borrow.
6 By morn and eve my theme shall be
Thy mercy's wondrous measure;
To sacrifice myself to Thee,
My foremost aim and pleasure.
My stream of life shall flow for Thee,
Its steadfast current ceaselessly
In praise to Thee outpouring;
And all that Thou hast done for me,
I'll treasure in my memory,
Thy gracious love adoring.
7 Enlarge, shrine of my heart, and swell,
To Thee shall now be given
A treasure that doth far excel
The worth of earth and heaven.
Away with the Arabian gold,
With treasures of an earthly mold!
I've found a better jewel.
My priceless treasure, Lord my God,
Is Thy most holy, precious blood,
Which flowed from wounds so cruel.
8 This treasure ever I'll employ,
This ever aid shall yield me;
In sorrow it shall be my joy,
In conflict it shall shield me;
In joy, the music of my feast,
And when all else has lost its zest,
This manna still shall feed me;
In thirst my drink; in want my food;
My company in solitude,
To comfort and to lead me.
9 Death's poison cannot harm me now,
Thy blood new life bestoweth;
My Shadow from the heat art Thou,
When noonday's sunlight gloweth,
When I'm by inward grief opprest,
On Thee my weary soul shall rest,
As sick man on his pillows.
Thou art my Anchor, when by woe
My bark is driven to and fro
On trouble's restless billows.
10 And when Thy glory I shall see
And taste Thy kingdom's pleasure,
Thy blood my royal robe shall be,
And joy beyond at measure;
It then shall be my glorious crown
Thus I'll appear before the throne
Of God, and need not hide me;
And shall, by Him to Thee betrothed,
By Thee in bridal garments clothed,
Stand as a bride beside Thee.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #191
|Instances (1 - 18 of 18)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d3||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Elizabeth Rundle Charles; Paul Gerhardt||1889|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #58||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||8, 7.||1893||Passion ||
|Hymnal: for churches and Sunday-schools of the Augustana Synod #75||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||P. Gerhardt||1899|
|Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d2||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Paul Gerhardt||1900|
|Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #75a||A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676||8 7, Iambic. 10 Lines.||1901||Lent ||
|Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #75b||A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||VID ÄLFVARNA I BABYLON||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676||8 7, Iambic. 10 Lines.||1901||Lent ||
|Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #43||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||1905|
|Church Hymnal for Lutheran Services #84||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||P. Gerhardt||1911||Lent ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #191||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Paul Gerhardt||1912|
|Book of Hymns for the joint Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and other states #d2||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Paul Gerhardt||1913|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #301||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||[Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended]||P. Gerhardt||8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7.||1913||The Lent Year | Lent and Passion Week; The Church Year | Lent and Passion Week; Atonement ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #191||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7||1918||Passion of Christ ||
|Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d2||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Paul Gerhardt||1920|
|The Apostolic Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Translations of Hymns ... in the "Zions Harfe" #d1||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||1921|
|The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d2||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Paul Gerhardt||1922|
|The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d4||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Paul Gerhardt||1923|
|The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d2||A Lamb goes forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||1932|
|Forty-Six Chorales #d1||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth||Paul Gerhardt||1936|