1 O Lamb of God, in mercy hear;
Thy voice the broken heart can cheer:
O Lord, beyond expression
Is our sin and transgression:
Yet higher still Thy grace doth rise,
Thou once Thyself our sacrifice.
We sinners life inherit
Through Thy all powerful merit.
Thy death obtained for us release—
Thy sorrows our eternal peace.
Brought forth from darkness into light,
Passed is the deep and awful night:
We are to hope redeemèd.
2 Henceforth preserve us ever Thine;
Around our path, O Savior! shine:
O come, with peace descending—
Peace ever Thee attending.
Our hearts anew Thy temple’s frame,
All hallowed to Thy glorious name:
Where all was desolation
Raise up Thy new creation.
Let all within be lowliness;
Our spirits with Thy Spirit bless:
So evermore in us abide;
Thy grace in us be glorified,
O Lamb of God! our Savior!
Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Lamb Of God, In Mercy HearFirst Line: O Lamb of God, in mercy hearTune Title: O HERRE GOTT BEGNADE MICHAuthor: Arthur T. RussellSource: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851)