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.
Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #251
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)