176. 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 agonizing Saviour,
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 were on thee 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 'twixt man and God.

3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
There for ever to abide;
All the heav'nly hosts 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, power, 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 Saviour's merits,
Help to chant Immanuel's praise.

Text Information
First Line: Hail, thou once despised Jesus
Title: Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!
Author: John Bakewell (1757)
Alterer: Martin Madan (1760)
Alterer: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) (1776)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: John 14:2; Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 5:12
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Praise; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Suffering of
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Julius Röntgen
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional Netherlands melody, 1710

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