Christ, our passover, is slain

Christ, our passover, is slain

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Christ, our passover, is slain,
To set his people free,
Free from sin's Egyptian chain,
And Pharaoh's tyranny.
Lord, that we may now depart,
And truly serve our pardoning God,
Sprinkle every house and heart
With thine atoning blood.

2 Let the angel of the Lord
His awful charge fulfil,
Let his pestilential sword
The first-born victims kill;
Safe in snares and deaths we dwell,
Protected by that crimson sign,
From the rage of earth and hell,
And from the wrath divine.

3 Wilt thou not a difference make
Betwixt thy friend and foe,
Vengeance on the Egyptians take,
And grace to Israel shew?
Know'st thou not, most righteous God,
We on the paschal lamb rely?
See us cover'd with the blood,
And pass thy people by.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CLXXXVI

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ, our passover, is slain
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.7.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d108

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d28

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XLV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XLV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #186

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A Selection of Hymns #CLXXXVI

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Baptist Hymn Book #a139

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The Baptist Hymn Book #139

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The Christian Harmonist #127

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #904

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