Lamb of God, for sinners slain, To thee

Lamb of God, for sinners slain, To thee

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: [Lamb of God, for sinners slain]
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Lamb of God for sinners slain,
To Thee I humbly pray:
Heal me of my grief and pain,
Oh, take my sins away.
From this bondage, Lord, release;
No longer let me be opprest;
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

2 Wilt Thou cast a sinner out
Who humbly comes to Thee?
No, my God, I cannot doubt:
Thy mercy is for me:
Let me then obtain the grace,
And be of paradise possest:
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

3 Worldly good I do not want,
Be that to others given;
Only for Thy love I pant,
My all in earth or heaven;
This the crown I fain would seize,
The good wherewith I would be blest;
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

4 This delight I fain would prove,
And then resign my breath:
Join the happy few whose love
Was mightier than death.
Let it not my Lord displease,
That I would die to be His guest:
Jesus, Master, seal my peace,
And take me to Thy breast!

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #303

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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Lamb of God for sinners slain, To Thee I feebly pray. C. Wesley. [Looking unto Jesus.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 49, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 98). In 1776, stanzas i.-iii, and vi. were included in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, No. 279, and thus came into use in the Church of England. J. Wesley's cento for the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 161, was composed of stanzas i., iii., v., vi. This is retained in the edition of 1875, and is in extensive use.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d315
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d197
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d330
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #24Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #24Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #167Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #24Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #166Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d179
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #136Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d185
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #136Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #136Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d146
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d148
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d170
Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #133Page Scan
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d173
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #303TextPage Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d283
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #299Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #382Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #382Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d101
Hymns for Sunday Schools #146Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d263
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #162Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #279Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d413
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d226
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #279TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #279Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #279Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #279Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #279Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d441
Methodist Hymn-Book #315Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #754Page Scan
Sunday School Hymnal #d216
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #194Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d385
The Methodist Harmonist, containing a collection of tunes from the best authors, embracing every variety of metre, and adapted to the worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New ed. #184.24Page Scan
Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d149



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