Christ My Song - 401
He took our flesh! - Christ for us
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Christ for us.
2. He took our place!
the Righteous for the unrighteous dies;
upon the altar bleeding lies
the sin-atoning Sacrifice:
behold the Christ of God!
3. He took our sins!
he callèd them his own, and they
on him as the Sin-offering lay;
he bore each one of them away:
behold the Lamb of God!
4. He took our guilt!
guilt as the ocean-flood immense;
bore it, in love, for ever hence;
gave in exchange his innocence:
behold the Son of God!
5. He took our death!
the death we should have undergone
God's holy, well belovèd Son
accepts it as in law his own:
behold the Surety's cross!
6. He took our doom!
for us the Sinless sin was made,
our condemnation on him laid,
our everlasting debt was paid:
behold the empty tomb!
7. He took our name!
the second Adam, next to kin,
man, very man, without, within,
in everything excepting sin:
behold the Son of Man!
8. He bore our shame!
descending from the heavenly throne,
bruised, buffeted, and spit upon,
he bore the sinner's shame alone:
behold the King of kings!
Horatius Bonar, Until the day break, 1890, 48-50.