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O Thou, the Eternal Son of God

O Thou, the Eternal Son of God

Author: W. Chatterton Dix (1864)
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 O thou, th'Eternal Son of God,
the Lamb for sinners slain,
we worship, while thy head is bowed
in agony and pain.

2 None tread with thee the holy place;
thou sufferest alone;
thine is the perfect sacrifice
which only can atone.

3 Thou Great High Priest, thy glory-robes
today are laid aside;
and human sorrows, Son of Man,
thy Godhead seem to hide.

4 The cross is sharp, but in thy woe
this is the lightest part;
our sin it is which pierces thee,
and breaks thy sacred heart.

5 Who love thee most, at thy dear cross
will truest, Lord, abide;
make thou that cross our only hope,
O Jesus crucified.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #346

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Thou, the Eternal Son of God
Author: W. Chatterton Dix (1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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