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.
|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)|
|Scripture:||John 14:2; Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 5:12|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: His Praise; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Suffering of|
|Source:||Traditional Netherlands melody, 1710|