Lamb Of God, Thy Right We Own

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1 Lamb of God, Thy right we own;
Worthy Thou, and Thou alone,
The mysterious book t’explain
Teeming with the fates of man,
Thou shalt open every seal,
Every prophecy fulfill.

2 Power executive is Thine:
Prodigal of blood divine,
Thou hast dearly bought Thine own,
Laid the precious ransom down,
Given by Thy Father’s grace,
Slain for all our helpless race.

3 We who in Thy death confide,
Conscious of Thy blood applied,
Now the Gospel blessing prove,
Fruit of Thy redeeming love,
Daily find in serving Thee,
Love is perfect liberty.

4 By the Spirit of Thy grace
Thy distinguished witnesses,
Out of all the worldly throng,
Every nation, tribe, and tongue,
Called, and separated for Thine,
Now we in Thine image shine.

5 Thou hast by Thy hallowing blood
Consecrated us to God,
And we in the Holiest Place,
Offer up our prayer and praise,
Ceaseless "Abba, Father" cry,
Kings and priests of the Most High.

6 Mightier joys ordained to know,
When Thou com’st to reign below,
We shall at Thy side sit down,
Partners of Thy great white throne,
Kings a thousand years with Thee,
Kings thro’ all eternity.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7932

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, Thy right we own
Title: Lamb Of God, Thy Right We Own
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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