531. 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.
Hail, Thou universal Savior,
Bearer of our sin and shame!
By Thy merit 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,
Reconciled are we with 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;
Highest praises, without ceasing,
Right it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
All your noblest anthems raise;
Help to sing our Savior's merits,
Help to chant Immanuel's praise!

Text Information
First Line: Hail, Thou once despised Jesus!
Title: Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: Isaiah 53; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Ephesians 2:13-18; Revelation 5:9-14
Topic: Redeemer
Source: Hymns Addressed to the Holy, Holy, Holy, Triune God, LOndon, 1757 (sts. 1, 3a, 4a) alt.; A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, London, 1760 (sts. 2, 3b, 4b) alt.
Tune Information
Name: O DURCHBRECHER
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: D Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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