Lamb of God, for sinners slain

Lamb of God, for sinners slain, By Thy mercy born again

Author: James Russell Woodford
Published in 18 hymnals

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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

Author: James Russell Woodford

Woodford, James Russell, D.D., was born April 30, 1820, and educated at Merchant Taylors School, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which he was a scholar; B.A. Senior Optime, and 2nd class in the Classical Tripos. He was ordained in 1843, and became second Master in Bishop's College, Bristol; and Curate of St. John the Baptist, Broad Street, in that city. He became Incumbent of St. Saviour's, Coalpit Heath, 1845; of St. Mark's, Easton, Bristol, 1848; and Vicar of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, 1855. In 1868 he was preferred by the Crown to the important vicarage of Leeds on Dr. Atlay's appointment as Bishop of Hereford. He was several times Select Preacher at Cambridge. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen (1867). In 1873 he was consecrate… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lamb of God, for sinners slain, By Thy mercy born again
Title: Lamb of God, for sinners slain
Author: James Russell Woodford
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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)



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