Christ My Song - 621
Jesus, Lamb of God, for me - Repentance at the Cross
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Repentance at the Cross.
"This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." (Matthew 26,28)
1. Jesus, Lamb of God, for me
thou, the Lord of life, didst die;
whither, whither but to thee,
can a trembling sinner fly?
Death's dark waters o'er me roll,
save, O save my sinking soul!
2. Never bowed a martyred head,
weighed with equal sorrow down;
never blood so rich was shed,
never king wore such a crown!
To thy cross and sacrifice
faith now lifts her tearful eyes.
3. All my soul, by love subdued,
melts in deep contrition there;
by thy mighty grace renewed,
new-born hope forbids despair;
Lord, thou canst my guilt forgive,
thou hast bid me look and live.
4. While with broken heart I kneel,
sinks the inward storm to rest;
life, immortal life, I feel
kindled in my troubling breast;
thine, for ever thine, I am,
glory to the bleeding Lamb!
Ray Palmer, The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 51-52.