1 Lamb of God, for sinners slain;
By Thy mercy born again,
For Thy guidance still we pray,
Lest from grace we fall away.
2 By the mystic, cleansing flood,
By the Water and the Blood,
Washed and sanctified to Thee,
Holy may we ever be.
3 Aid us with Thy daily grace
Steadfastly to run our race;
Grant us victory in the strife,
And the prize of endless life.
4 Praise to Thee, from all on earth,
God, Who gavest us new birth;
Praise from all the heavenly host;
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|First Line:||Lamb of God, for sinners slain, By Thy mercy born again|
|Title:||Lamb of God, for sinners slain|
|Author:||James Russell Woodford|
Lamb of God for sinners slain, By Thy mercy born again. Bishop J. R. Woodford. [Holy Baptism.] Published in his Hymns, &c, 1852, No. 55, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in the Parish Hymn Book, 1863 and 1875; the Sarum, 1868; the 1863 Appendix to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns, No. 291, and others. In Skinner's Daily Service Hymnal, 1864, it is adapted for Holy Baptism, and for Confirmation, and in each case Skinner has attributed it to C. Wesley in error. The Sarum is also in error in giving the date of its composition as 1860.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)