O Lamb of God

O Lamb of God, most lowly, All free from spot and stain

Author: W. P. Balfern
Tune: AGNUS DEI (54565)
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Lamb of God most lowly,
All free from spot or stain,
O help us now to serve Thee
And sing Thy praise again!

2 O Lamb of God most holy,
So great, and yet so meek!
May we, when pride allures us,
Thy lowly spirit seek.

3 O Lamb of God most gentle,
So kind and good and true!
May we, when passion tempts us,
Thy gentleness pursue.

4 O Lamb of God most lovely!
To Thee our faith would flee;
Reveal to us Thy beauty
And win our hearts to Thee.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #392

Author: W. P. Balfern

Balfern, William Poole, born in 1818, at Hammersmith; entered the Baptist Ministry in 1848; and has laboured chiefly in the suburbs of London, and in Brighton. Mr. Balfern is the author of Glimpses of Jesus and other prose works of similar character, has been a frequent contributor to Religious Periodicals, and has published the following vols. of poetry:— (1) The Beauty of the Great King, and other Poems, 1871, Lond., Passmore and Alabaster. (2) Lyrics for the Heart, 1876. (Same publishers) (3) Hymns of the Passion, 1882, Lond., Nelson and Sons. (4) Pilgrim Chimes for the Weeks of the Year, 1881, is a selection from Mr. Balfern's poems made and published by Rev. Chas. Bullock. Mr. Balfern's hymns have appeared in the Baptist Hymnal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lamb of God, most lowly, All free from spot and stain
Title: O Lamb of God
Author: W. P. Balfern
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Mr. Balfern's hymns have appeared in the Baptist Hymnal ; Psalms & Hymns for the Young; the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book; Songs of Gladness (S. S. Union); Book of Hymns for Sunday School, Lond., Weeks & Co.; Treasury of Sacred Song, Kirkwall, W. Peace; and in a few collections of the Church of England. They include:—

4. 0 Lamb of God, most lowly [holy]. Holiness of Jesus.
[Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]

-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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American Lutheran Hymnal #392

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Garnered Gems #125

Hymnal for children #d153

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #166

Hymns with Music for Children #d159

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #215

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d94

Sunday School Hymnal #d301

The Children's Hymnal #d208

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The Church Hymnal #508

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The Mission Hymnal #175

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The Mission Hymnal. (Enlarged Edition) #175

The Northfield Hymnal #4 #d207

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The Spirit of Praise #51

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #446

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Voices of Praise #276

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