To praise the bleeding Lamb

To praise the bleeding Lamb

Author: Henry Alline
Tune: BALTIMORE (Holyoke)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

To praise the bleeding Lamb,
Let ev'ry tongue employ,
This Jesus is the angel's theme,
And all the seraph's joy.
This Jesus is the angel's them,
And all, and all the seraph's joy.

He is the sinner's friend,
He is the saint's delight,
Then let our mortal notes ascend,
And with the heav'ns unite.

Tell how to Golgotha,
He travels drest in blood,
He dies to take our guilt away,
And bring us home to God.

O let him be ador'd
by ev'ry heart and tongue,
Ye heirs of bliss by him restor'd,
O make his name your song.

Let crowds, from pole to pole,
Enter his courts of grace,
And cheerful, cheerful join with voice and soul
His well deserved praise, and cheerful join,
With voice and soul.
His well deserved praise.

Ye heav'nly armies join
To sing his bleeding love,
Till we awake by grace divine,
And join,
And join your notes above.
Till we awake by grace divine,
And join
And join your notes above.

There his all worthy name
Shall be our sweet employ,
There we shall sound his glorious praise
In everlasting joy.
There we shall sound his glorious praise
In everlasting joy.

Source: Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #91

Author: Henry Alline

Alline, Henry. (Newport, Rhode Island, January 14, 1748--January 28, 1784, Northampton, New Hampshire). Congregationalist/"New Light". In 1760 his family took up land near Hampden, Nova Scotia, far from any school or church; hence the spiritual experience which, in 1775, impelled him to begin preaching found him with the drive and magnetism, but without the solid grounding, of a Wesley or a Whitefield. His stress on the "new light," and the revival meetings which he conducted all over Nova Scotia had no connection with the American Revolution beyond coincidence in time; yet that was enough to alarm the authorities. He had sermons, tracts, and probably sheets of hymns printed at Halifax before the peace treaty of 1783 allowed him to cross th… Go to person page >

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First Line: To praise the bleeding Lamb
Author: Henry Alline
Publication Date: 1791
Copyright: Public Domain
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