Christ, our passover

Our Lamb is slain, the paschal Lamb

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [Our Lamb is slain, the Paschal Lamb]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Our Lamb is slain, the Paschal Lamb,
Of which the old is but a token;
Tho’ shadowed in the midnight past,
There’s not a word has e’er been broken.

Refrain:
I’m under the blood, the passover blood,
The Lam was “slain from the foundation:”
It points to the side of Jesus, who died,
And purchased for us salvation.

2 Come, climb to Calv’ry’s mournful site,
And see the streaming wounds of Jesus;
The spotless victim yields his life,
And from the sword of justice frees us. [Refrain]

3 I’ll ne’er forget when first, by faith,
I saw my Saviour, bleeding, dying;
And there again, for Perfect Love,
I plunged into the fountain, crying. [Refrain]

4 There’s sweet repose beneath the cross,
And safety when the blood doth cover;
For God has spoken in his word,
“When I see the blood, I will pass over.” [Refrain]

5 The blood’s the bridge that spans the gulf,
And brings us near to God, and Heaven;
It flows for you, it flows for me,
O sinner, come, ’tis freely given. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #99

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. He started working as a painter, then served in the American Civil War, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Lamb is slain, the paschal Lamb
Title: Christ, our passover
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Refrain First Line: I'm under the blood
Copyright: Public Domain

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Our Praise in Song #192

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Songs of Love and Praise #d141

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 #29

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The Best of All #91

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The Old Story in Song #99

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