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I come, thou wounded Lamb of God

Representative Text

1 I come, Thou wounded Lamb of God,
To wash me in Thy cleansing blood;
To rest beneath Thy cross, then pain
Is sweet, and life or death is gain.

2 Take my poor heart, and let it be
For ever closed to all but Thee!
Seal Thou my breast, and let me wear
That pledge of love for ever there!

3 How blest are they who still abide
Close sheltered at Thy bleeding side!
Who life and strength from Thee derive,
And by Thee move, and in Thee live.

4 What are our works but sin and death,
Till Thou Thy quickening Spirit breathe?
Thou giv'st the power Thy grace to move:
O wondrous grace! O boundless love!

5 How can it be, Thou heavenly King,
That Thou shouldst us to glory bring?
Make slaves the partners of Thy throne,
Decked with a never-fading crown?

6 First-born of many brethren Thou!
To Thee, lo! all our souls we bow;
To Thee our hearts and hands we give:
Thine may we die, Thine may we live!

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #437

Author: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I come, thou wounded Lamb of God
Author: John Wesley


I come, Thou wounded Lamb of God . This, in Gloria Deo, N.Y., 1900, is an altered form of "I thirst, Thou wounded Lamb of God," p. 558, i. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)




William Boyd (b. Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1847; d. Paddington, England, 1928) composed PENTECOST in 1864 for the hymn text "Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire"; it was published in 1868 in Thirty-Two Hymn Tunes Composed by Members of the University of Oxford. The name PENTECOST derives from the subjec…

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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Battle Songs of the Cross #d61

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Gloria Deo #147

Gospel Tent Hymns #d66

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d200

Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d89

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d336

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #437

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Methodist Hymn-Book #130

Songs of Calvary #d29

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d245

The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d106

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