I. Christ th' eternal Lamb of God,
Died for Man, his Rebel-Creature,
Pai'd the Ransom with his Blood,
To restore fall'n human Nature:
Those that mourn their deep Corruption
Share their Saviour's blest Adoption.
II. This was loving like a God,
Who in wondrous Condescension
Sent his only Son abroad,
To reveal his blest Intention:
That the Children of Perdition
Should be Heirs of God's Fruition.
III. Now that we are reconcil'd
By the Son's Humiliation;
Will not that Triumphant Child
Save us by his Exaltation?
We, for whom he bore such labour,
Are the Darlings of his Favour.
IV. Now we live by Faith in Christ,
Eying still his bright Example,
Who for us was sacrific'd,
And declares our Hearts his Temple.
Thus we Sinners boast with Pleasure
The Possession of this Treasure.
V. Father, to thy Mercy-Seat
Be our best of Thanks directed;
Lord, the Rage of Sin defeat,
Still assaulting thine Elected:
And for ever, by thy Spirit,
Fit us to proclaim Christ's Merit.
Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #58