Behold the bleeding lamb of God, Our spotless sacrifice

Behold the bleeding lamb of God, Our spotless sacrifice

Author: William Staughton
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Behold the bleeding Lamb of God,
The spotless sacrifice!
By hands of bar'brous sinners seiz'd,
Nail'd to the cross he dies.

2 Blest Jesus, whence this streaming blood?
And whence this foul disgrace?
Whence all these pointed thorns, that rend
Thy amiable face!

3 "I sanctify myself, (he cries)
"That thou mays't holy be.
"Come, trace my life; come, view my death,
"And learn to copy me."

4 Dear Lord, we pant for holiness,
And ev'ry sin we mourn:
To the bright path of thy commands
Our wand'ring footsteps turn.

5 Not more sincerely would we wish
To climb the heav'nly hill,
Than here with all our utmost pow'r
Thy model to fulfil.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #151

Author: William Staughton

Staughton, William. (Coventry, Warwickshire, England, January 4, 1770--December 12, 1829, Washington, D.C.). Baptist. Son of Sutton and Keziah Staughton. Bristol College, 1792; honorary D.D. from Princeton College, 1798. Pastorates at Georgetown, South Carolina, 1793-1795; Bordentown, New Jersey, 1795-1798; Burlington, N.J., 1798-1805; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1805-1823. In 1782 he published a volume of Juvenile Poems. The hymn "Pardoning Love" which was included in that collection, begins "Involved in guilt and near despair/Depressed with shame, o'erwhelmed with tears." Throughout his career, Staughton continued to give expression to his thoughts in verse. One of his hymns, "Tell us, ye servants of the Lord," is found in Select Hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold the bleeding lamb of God, Our spotless sacrifice
Author: William Staughton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d55

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