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

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

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)

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A Collection of Hymns #100

Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d144

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #378

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #378

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Hymns for Church and Home #100

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d349

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #412

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Precious Gems No. l #105

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #888

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 Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d327

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #419

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