242. Not All the Blood of Beasts

1 Not all the blood of beasts
On Jewish altars slain,
Could give the guilty conscience peace,
Or wash away the stain:

2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb
Takes all our sins away,
A sacrifice of nobler name
And richer blood than they.

3 My faith would lay her hand
On that dear head of thine,
While like a penitent I stand,
And there confess my sin.

4 My soul looks back to see
The burdens thou didst bear,
When hanging on the cursed tree,
And knows her guilt was there.

5 Believing, we rejoice
To see the curse remove;
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice,
And sing his bleeding love.

Text Information
First Line: Not all the blood of beasts
Title: Not All the Blood of Beasts
Author: Isaac Watts (1709; Alt. 1961)
Meter: S.M.
Scripture: Hebrews 10:4
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Atoning Work; Christ: Lamb of God; Family Worship1 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FESTAL SONG
Composer: William Henry Walter (1825-1893) (1894)
Meter: S.M.
Key: A Major



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