"O Blessed Day When First was Poured"
                        by Sebastian Besnault, d.1724
                    Translated by John Chandler, 1806-1876
                                   Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.93

        1. O blessed day when first was poured
        The blood of our redeeming Lord!
        O blessed day when Christ began
        His saving work for sinful man!

        2. While from His mother's bosom fed,
        His precious blood He wills to shed;
        A foretaste of His death He feels,
        An earnest of His love reveals.

        3. Scarce come to earth, His Father's will
        With prompt obedience to fulfil,
        A victim even now He lies
        Before the day of sacrifice.

        4. In love our guilt He undertakes;
        Sinless, for sin atonement makes.
        The great Lawgiver for our aid
        Obedient to the Law is made.

        5. Lord, circumcise our heart, we pray,
        And take what is not Thine away.
        Write Thine own name upon our hearts,
        Thy Law within our inward parts.

        6. O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee
        Eternal praise and glory be,
        Whom with the Father we adore
        And Holy Ghost forevermore.

Notes: Hymn #115 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Gal. 4:4-5 Author: Sebastian Besnault, d.1726 Translated by: John Chandler, 1837, alt. Titled: "Felix dies, quam proprio" Tune: "Angelus" 1st Published in: _Heilige Seelenlust_ Town: Breslau, 1657, ad.
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