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Jesu, Sin-atoning Lamb

Jesu, Sin-atoning Lamb

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ORMESBY
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 Jesu, sin-atoning Lamb,
Thine utmost pity show;
All the virtue of Thy name
O let Thy rebels know!
Us, by God and man abhorred,
Into Thy kind protection take;
Spare the guilty nation, Lord,
For Thy own mercy’s sake.

2 Worst of all th’apostate race,
Yet listen to our cry;
Most unworthy of Thy grace,
But without grace we die;
Tophet is our just reward,
Yet snatch us from the burning lake,
Spare the guilty nation, Lord,
For Thy own mercy’s sake.

3 Scandal of the Christian name,
Which still we vainly bear,
Sodom-like, our sin and shame
We openly declare,
Trample on Thy sacred Word,
And cast Thy laws behind our back;
Spare the guilty nation, Lord,
For Thy own mercy’s sake.

4 Though Thy judgments are abroad,
Let us Thy goodness prove,
Save us, O all-gracious God,
In honor of Thy love;
Though Thy righteous wrath is stirred,
Arising slow, the earth to shake,
Spare the guilty nation, Lord,
For Thy own mercy’s sake.

5 In our forty days reprieve
Warn the rebellious race;
Bid us turn, repent, and live
To glorify Thy grace;
O reverse the threatening word,
And do not, do not vengeance take;
Spare the guilty nation, Lord,
For Thy own mercy’s sake.

6 O alarm the sleeping crowd
And fill their souls with dread;
Then avert the lowering cloud,
Approaching o’er our head;
Turn aside th’invading sword,
And drive the alien armies back,
Spare the guilty nation, Lord,
For Thy own mercy’s sake.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11449

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 >

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First Line: Jesu, Sin-atoning Lamb
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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