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 heav'nly 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.
|First Line:||Not all the blood of beasts|
|Title:||Not All the Blood of Beasts|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1709; Alt. 1961)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: His Atoning Work; Christ: Lamb of God; Family Worship(1 more...)|
|Composer:||William Henry Walter (1825-1893) (1894)|