Lamb of God, Pure and Holy

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Lamb of God, pure and holy,
who on the cross did suffer,
ever patient and lowly,
yourself to scorn did offer.
All sin you carried for us,
else had despair reigned o'er us:

1 have mercy on us, O Jesus! O Jesus!
2 have mercy on us, O Jesus! O Jesus!
3 your peace be with us, O Jesus! O Jesus!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #947

Author: Nicolaus Decius

Decius, Nicolaus (Nicolaus a Curia or von Hofe, otherwise Hovesch, seems to have been a native of Hof, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, and to have been originally called Tech. He became a monk, and was in 1519 Probst of the cloister at Steterburg, near Wolfenbüttel. Becoming favourable to the opinions of Luther, he left Steterburg in July, 1522, and went to Brunswick, where he was appointed a master in the St. Katherine and Egidien School. In 1523 he was invited by the burgesses of Stettin to labour there as an Evangelical preacher along with Paulus von Rhode. He became preacher at the Church of St. Nicholas; was probably instituted by the Town Council in 1526, when von Rhode was instituted to St. Jacob's; and at the visitation in 1535 was re… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lamb of God, pure and holy
Title: Lamb of God, Pure and Holy
German Title: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig
Author: Nicolaus Decius
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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