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Behold the Lamb of God, The holy Baptist cries

Behold the Lamb of God, The holy Baptist cries

Author: John Needham
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Behold the Lamb of God!
The holy Baptist cries;
Whilst joy inspir'd his pious breast,
And sparkled in his eyes.

2 Let us behold the Lamb;
In him no spot we see;
How patient, gentle, meek and mild!
From guile, from error free.

3 See Jesus, like a lamb
Led to the sacrifice;
And silent as the sheep which dumb
Before his shearer lies

4 Behold this spotless Lamb!
And mark the path he trod!
That blessed road will surely lead
To happiness and God.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXLVI

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold the Lamb of God, The holy Baptist cries
Author: John Needham
Copyright: Public Domain

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