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
|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)|
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)