Refuge

Mortals, behold your dying God

Author: John Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Mortals behold your dying God,
Take refuge in his name;
Come, wash your robes white in the blood
Of Christ, the slaughter'd Lamb.

2 O 'tis eternal life to know
His Godhead, blood, and fame:
The scriptures say, he di'd for you,
Then venture on the Lamb.

3 Now welcome all who come to God,
In Christ, the Saviour's name;
There's full redemption in his blood;
Then do not slight the Lamb.

4 O that you God the Saviour knew,
And that he bore your shame;
Di'd, rose again, and lives for you,
Then would you prize the Lamb.

5 What love, what kindness did he shew!
When he from Heav'n came,
To bear away all sin for you,
Behold the holy Lamb.

6 How rich the blood which once did flow!
To cover us from shame;
We'll bow before thy foot stool low,
And hail thee, lovely Lamb.

7 O Christ, our God, our bleeding King,
We'll ever sing thy fame;
Here and in Heav'n we'll shout and sing
Thy glories, worthy Lamb.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #LXXII

Author: John Relly

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Text Information

First Line: Mortals, behold your dying God
Title: Refuge
Author: John Relly
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs #II.XXIII

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #223

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCCXXI

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #LXXII

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