1 Israel in ancient days,
Not only had a view
Of Sinai in a blaze,
But learned the gospel too;
The types and figures were a glass,
In which they saw the Saviour's face.
2 The paschal sacrifice
And blood-besprinkled door,
Seen with enlightened eyes,
And once applied with power,
Would teach the need of other blood,
To reconcile an angry God.
3 The Lamb, the Dove, set forth
His perfect innocence,
Whose blood of matchless worth
Should be the soul's defense;
For he who can for sin atone,
Must have no failings of his own.
4 The scape-goat on his head
The people's trespass bore,
And, to the desert lead,
Was to be seen no more;
In him our surety seemed to say,
"Behold I bear your sins away."
5 Dipped in his fellow's blood,
The living bird went free;
The type well understood,
Expressed the sinners plea;
Described a guilty soul enlarged,
And by a Savior's death discharged.
6 Jesus, I love to trace
Throughout the sacred page,
The footsteps of thy grace,
The same in every age!
O grant that I may faithful be
To clearer light vouchsafed to me.
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns #3||Israel, in ancient days||Israel, in ancient days||1859|
|A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians #LXI||Isr'el in ancient days||Isr'el in ancient days||1804|
|A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #LVI||Israel in ancient days||Israel in ancient days||P. M.||Hebrews 4:2||1816|
|Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S56||Israel in ancient days||Israel in ancient days||P. M.||Hebrews 4:2||1825|
|Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #170||Israel, in ancient days||Israel, in ancient days||1850|
|Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #170||Israel, in ancient days||Israel, in ancient days||1857|
|The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #96||Is'rel in ancient days||Is'rel in ancient days||1804|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #771||Israel, in ancient days||Israel, in ancient days||Cowper||1835|
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D7||Israel in ancient days||Israel in ancient days||Cowper||1842|