Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Hymn 60 • Behold the Savior of mankind
HYMN 60. C. M.
 
1 Behold the Savior of mankind
Nail’d to the shameful tree!
How vast the love that him inclin’d
To bleed and die for thee!
 
2 Hark, how he groans! while nature shakes,
And earth’s strong pillars bend!
The temple’s veil in sunder breaks,
The solid marbles rend.
 
3 ’Tis done! the precious ransom’s paid,
“Receive my soul!” he cries:
See where he bows his sacred head!
He bows his head, and dies!
 
4 But soon he’ll break death’s envious chain
And in full glory shine:
O Lamb of God, was ever pain,
Was ever love like thine!
 
Hymn 61 • Alas! and did my Savior bleed!
HYMN 61. C. M.
 
1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed!
And did my Sovereign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?
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Hymn 60 • Behold the Savior of mankind
HYMN 60. C. M.
 
1 Behold the Savior of mankind
Nail’d to the shameful tree!
How vast the love that him inclin’d
To bleed and die for thee!
 
2 Hark, how he groans! while nature shakes,
And earth’s strong pillars bend!
The temple’s veil in sunder breaks,
The solid marbles rend.
 
3 ’Tis done! the precious ransom’s paid,
“Receive my soul!” he cries:
See where he bows his sacred head!
He bows his head, and dies!
 
4 But soon he’ll break death’s envious chain
And in full glory shine:
O Lamb of God, was ever pain,
Was ever love like thine!
 
Hymn 61 • Alas! and did my Savior bleed!
HYMN 61. C. M.
 
1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed!
And did my Sovereign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?
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