The Lamb of God who Beareth Away Sin

When all mankind corrupt

Author: John Peacock
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 When all mankind corrupt,
Did from their Maker stray,
Pursuing each the fatal road,
That to destruction lay.

2 With pity most divine,
From his bright throne above;
Did Jesus graciously descend,
Borne on the wings of love.

3 Involv'd in guilt he found
The whole apostate race;
Where sin and guilt did most abound,
Still more abounds his grace.

4 While heirs of wrath we stood,
To death and hell a prey;
To ransom sinners with his blood,
He gave his life away.


Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXLVII

Author: John Peacock

Peacock, John, was born in 1731; became a Wesleyan Minister in 1767, retired therefrom through ill health in 1796, and died in 1803. In 1776 he published Songs of Praise compiled from the Holy Scriptures. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: When all mankind corrupt
Title: The Lamb of God who Beareth Away Sin
Author: John Peacock
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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