1 Come, ye Lovers of the Lamb,
Praise the great Almighty Name;
To your God your Songs begin,
To the Lamb, your bleeding King.
2 Jesus, thee we Honours give;
Live, Almighty Jesus, live;
Thou hast penn'd our songs with Blood,
Thee we hail, incarnate God.
3 We were laden once with Sin,
But the Lamb hath made us clean;
We, who once in Darkness lay,
Now behold eternal Day.
4 Strangers once and far from God,
Now brought Home by Jesu's Blood,
Shining in our Wedding Dress,
In the Lord, our Righteousness.
5 Poor, and low, we once did lie,
Full of Wants, and sore oppress'd;
Jesus now hat rais'd us high,
All our Grievances redress'd.
6 Deeply sinking once in Hell,
Without Hope, and without God;
Now our Tongues can greatly tell,
We are sav'd by Jesu's Blood.
7 Freely we are sav'd by Grace,
Heart and Hand we this embrace;
This Below fill ev'ry Tongue
This Above is all the Song.
8 Praises still to Christ we sing,
Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King;
Th' living Waters i us flow,
Glory is begun below.
Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #II.XXVIII