Christ My Song - 940
Lamb of God! our souls adore thee - The Lamb of God
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Lamb of God.
"Behold, the Lamb of God." (John 1,36)
1. Lamb of God! our souls adore thee,
while upon thy face we gaze;
there the Father's love and glory
shine in all their brightest rays:
thy almighty power and wisdom
all creation's works proclaim;
heaven and earth alike confess thee
as the ever great "I AM". PDF - Midi
2. Son of God! thy Father's bosom
ever was thy dwelling-place;
his delight, in him rejoicing,
one with him in power and grace:
oh, what wondrous love and mercy!
thou didst lay thy glory by,
and for us didst come from heaven,
as the Lamb of God, to die.
3. Lamb of God! when we behold thee
lowly in a manger laid;
wand'ring as a homeless Stranger,
in the world thy hands had made;
when we see thee in the garden,
in thine agony of blood;
at thy grace we are confounded,
holy, spotless Lamb of God.
4. When we see thee, as the Victim,
bound to the accursèd tree,
for our guilt and folly stricken,
all our judgment borne by thee, –
Lord, we own with hearts adoring,
thou hast loved us unto blood:
glory, glory everlasting,
be to thee, the Lamb of God!
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 1-2.