Behold the amazing sight

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1 Behold th'amazing sight,
The Saviour lifted high!
Behold the Son of God's delight
Expire in agony.

2 For whom, for whom, my heart,
Were all these sorrows borne?
Why did He feel that piercing smart,
And meet that various scorn?

3 For love of us He bled,
And all in torture died;
'Twas love that bowed His fainting head,
And ope'd His gushing side.

4 In sympathy of love
Let all the earth combine;
And, drawn by cords so gentle, prove
The energy divine.

5 In Him our hearts unite,
Nor share His griefs alone,
But from His cross pursue their flight
To His triumphant throne.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #251

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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Behold the amazing sight. P. Doddridge. [Passiontide.] In the D. MSS. this hymn is dated "May 8, 1737," and headed "The soul attached to a Crucified Saviour, from John xii. 32." In 1755, Job Orton included it in his edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, No. 233, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines. It is repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. It is in common use both in Great Britain and America.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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