A Lamb goes forth: the sins He bearsAuthor: Paul Gerhardt; Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Tune: AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON
Published in 1 hymnal
1 A Lamb goes forth: the sins He bears
Of every generation:
Himself with patience He prepares
To die for every nation.
All faint and weak, behold! He goes
His life resigning to His foes:
No thought His brief can measure.
He yields to scorn, reproach, disdain,
Wounds, anguish, cross, and dying pain,
And saith, It is my pleasure.
2 This Lamb my greatest friend I own;
He is my soul’s redemption:
Sin to destroy is His alone,
And give from wrath exemption.
In sighs His Spirit melts away,
His blood, my life in heavenly day,
In purple streams is flowing.
O Lamb beloved! how shall I Thee
Requite for all, thus unto me
Such wondrous goodness showing!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9665
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9665||A Lamb Goes Forth: The Sins He Bears||A Lamb goes forth: the sins He bears||AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON||Arthur T. Russell; Paul Gerhardt||<cite>Praxis Pietatis Melica</cite>, 3rd ed., by Johann Crüger, 1648; Tr.: <cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite> (Cambridge, England: John Deigthon, 1851)|