O Lamb Of God, For Sinners Slain

O Lamb of God, for sinners slain, I plead with thee my suit to gain

Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Tune: GANGES
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 O Lamb of God, for sinners slain,
I plead with thee, my suit to gain, —
I plead what thou hast done:
Didst thou not die the death for me?
Jesus, remember Calvary,
And break my heart of stone.

2 Take the dear purchase of thy blood,
My Friend and Advocate with God,
My Ransom and my Peace,
Surety, who all my debt hast paid,
For all my sins atonement made,
The Lord my Righteousness.

3 O let thy Spirit shed abroad
The love, the perfect love of God,
In this cold heart of mine!
O might he now descend, and rest,
And dwell forever in my breast,
And make it all divine!


Source: Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #378

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: O Lamb of God, for sinners slain, I plead with thee my suit to gain
Title: O Lamb Of God, For Sinners Slain
Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

This is a cento version from "O Jesu, let me kiss thy Name!"

"Title: Desiring to Love. Seven stanzas. These are respectively the fourth, fifth, and third of the original. The first couplet of the hymn as here given has been transposed and changed. The author wrote:
'What shall I do my suit to gain?
O Lamb of God for sinners slain.'
From Charles Wesley's Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749." (Charles S. Nutter, 1900, Hymn Studies: An Illustrated and Annotated Edition of the Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church, p. 150)

Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Hymns #100Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #265Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #137Page Scan
Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d144
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #367Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #378Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #378TextPage Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #100Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d349
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #412Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #307ePage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #307ePage Scan
Precious Gems No. l #105Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #888Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d226
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d267
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d569
The American Hymn and Tune Book, Newly Revised and Especially Adapted to Vestry Use #d101
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #292bPage Scan
The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d327
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #419Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #419Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #419Page Scan



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