Saturday, 8 June 2013


“Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus”

Hail, Thou one-despised Jesus! Hail, Thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us; Thou didst free salvation bring,
Hail, thou agonizing Savior, Bearer of our sin and shame!
By Thy merits we find favor, Life is given through Thy name.

Paschal Lamb, By God appointed, All our sins on Thee were laid;
By almighty love anointed, Thou has a full atonement made.
All Thy people are forgiven Thru the virtue of Thy blood;
Opened is the gate of heaven, Peace is made betwixt man and God.

Jesus, hail! Enthroned in glory, There forever to abide;
All the heavenly hosts adore Thee, Seated at Thy Father’s side:
There for sinners Thou art pleading, Thou didst our place prepare,
Ever for us interceding, Till in glory we appear.

Worship, honor, pow’r and blessing Thou art worthy to receive;
Loudest praises, without ceasing, Meet it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits, Bring you sweetest, noblest lays;
Help to sing our Savior’s merits, Help to chant Immanuel’s praise!

A Hymn by John Blackwell, 1721-1819

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