95. Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus

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

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
All our sins on Thee were laid;
By almighty love anointed,
Thou hast full atonement made.
All Thy people are forgiven
Through the virtue of Thy blood;
Opened is the gate of heaven;
Peace is made 'twist man and God.

3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
There forever to abide!;
All the heav'nly host adore Thee,
Seated at Thy Father's side.
There for sinners Thou art pleading;
There Thou dost our place prepare;
Ever for us interceding
Till in glory we appear.

4 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 your sweetest, noblest lays;
Help to sing our Savior's merits,
Help to chant Immanuel's praise!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Hail, Thou once despised Jesus!
Title: Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus
Altere (attributed to): Martin Madan (1760)
Author (attributed to): John Bakewell (1757)
Publication Date: 1974
Scripture: Isaiah 53:3; Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 5:12
Topic: Ascension and Reign; Christ: Advocate; Christ: Lamb of God3 more...
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Arranger: Julius Röntgen
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Traditional Netherlands melody



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