1 Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed,
Who his blood for sinner's spilt;
Is the stone by God appointed,
And the church is on him built:
All who trust him, from their guilt.
2 Many eyes at once are fixed
On a person so divine;
Love with awful justice mixed,
In his great redemption shine:
Give me leave to call thee mine.
3 By the Father's eye approved,
Lo, a voice is heard from heaven,
"Sinners, this is my beloved,
For your ransom freely given:
For his sake, shall be forgiven."
4 Angels with their eyes pursued him,
When he left his glorious throne;
With astonishment they viewed him,
Put the form of servant on:
Him who was on earth unknown.
5 Satan and his host amazed,
Saw this stone in Zion laid;
Jesus though to death abased,
Bruised the subtle serpent's head,
When to save us,
On the cross his blood he shed.
6 When a guilty sinner sees him,
While he looks his soul is healed;
Soon his sight from anguish frees him,
And imparts a pardon sealed:
May this Savior
Be to all our hearts revealed.
7 With desire and admiration,
All his blood bought flock behold
Him who wrought out their salvation,
And enclosed them in his fold:
Yet their warmest
Love and praises are too cold.
8 By the eye of carnal reason,
Many view him with disdain;
How will they abide the season
When he'll come with all his train?
To escape him
Then they'll wish, but wish in vain.
9 How their hearts will melt and tremble,
When they hear his awful voice!
But his saints he'll then assemble,
As his portion and his choice;
And receive them
To his everlasting joys.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791