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Behold! behold the Lamb of God!

Behold! behold! the Lamb of God, On the cross, on the cross

Author: Joseph Hoskins
Tune: EPHESUS (Auber)
Published in 102 hymnals

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1 Behold, behold the Lamb of God,
On the cross, on the cross;
For you He shed His precious blood,
On the cross, on the cross;
O hear His agonizing cry,
"Eloi, lama, sabachthani,"
Draw near, and see your Saviour die,
On the cross, on the cross.

2 Behold His arms extended wide,
On the cross, on the cross;
Behold His bleeding hands and side,
On the cross, on the cross;
The sun withholds his rays of light,
The heav'ns are clothed in shades of night.
While Jesus doth for sinners fight,
On the cross, on the cross.

3 And now the mighty deed is done,
On the cross, on the cross;
The battle fought, the vict'ry won,
On the cross, on the cross;
"'Tis finished," now the Saviour cries;
To heav'n He turns His languid eyes;
Then bows His sacred head, and dies,
On the cross, on the cross.

4 Where e'er I go, I'll tell the story
Of the cross, of the cross;
In nothing else my soul shall glory,
Save the cross, save the cross;
And this my constant theme shall be,
Thro' time and in eternity,
That Jesus shed His blood for me,
On the cross, on the cross.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #82

Author: Joseph Hoskins

Hoskins, Joseph, was born in 1745, but at what place is unknown. He was a Congregational Minister, who for ten years laboured with great success at Castle Green Chapel, Bristol, and died Sept. 28, 1788, aged 43. During the three years previous to his death ho had written 384 hymns, which in the year following, after correction and revision, were published by Messrs. Moody & Bottomley, Congregational Ministers. The book is entitled, Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, 1789). From this work the following hymns are in common use:— 1. Alas! my [the] Lord my Life is gone. Spiritual darkness and death. 2. Great Light of life, Thou nature's Lord. God, the True Light. 3. In Thy great Name, 0 Lord, we… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold! behold! the Lamb of God, On the cross, on the cross
Title: Behold! behold the Lamb of God!
Author: Joseph Hoskins
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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