Lamb Of God For Sinners Slain

Lamb of God, for sinners slain, To thee I feebly pray

Author: Charles Wesley (1742)
Published in 45 hymnals

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1 Lamb of God for sinners slain,
To Thee I humbly pray:
Heal me of my grief and pain,
Oh, take my sins away.
From this bondage, Lord, release;
No longer let me be opprest;
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

2 Wilt Thou cast a sinner out
Who humbly comes to Thee?
No, my God, I cannot doubt:
Thy mercy is for me:
Let me then obtain the grace,
And be of paradise possest:
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

3 Worldly good I do not want,
Be that to others given;
Only for Thy love I pant,
My all in earth or heaven;
This the crown I fain would seize,
The good wherewith I would be blest;
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

4 This delight I fain would prove,
And then resign my breath:
Join the happy few whose love
Was mightier than death.
Let it not my Lord displease,
That I would die to be His guest:
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #303

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: Lamb of God, for sinners slain, To thee I feebly pray
Title: Lamb Of God For Sinners Slain
Author: Charles Wesley (1742)

Notes

Lamb of God for sinners slain, To Thee I feebly pray. C. Wesley. [Looking unto Jesus.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 49, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 98). In 1776, stanzas i.-iii, and vi. were included in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, No. 279, and thus came into use in the Church of England. J. Wesley's cento for the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 161, was composed of stanzas i., iii., v., vi. This is retained in the edition of 1875, and is in extensive use. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d315

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d197

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d330

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #167

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d179

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d185

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d146

A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d170

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Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #133

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d173

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #303

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d283

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #299

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #382

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #382

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #49

Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d101

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #146

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d263

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #279

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d226

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #279

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #279

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #279

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d441

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Methodist Hymn-Book #315

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #754

Sunday School Hymnal #d216

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d385

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d149

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