"Not All the Blood of Beasts" by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.123 1. Not all the blood of beasts On Jewish altars slain Could give the guilty conscience peace Or wash away the stain. 2. But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, Takes all our sins away; A sacrifice of nobler name And richer blood than they. 3. My faith would lay her hand On that dear head, of Thine While like a penitent I stand And there confess my sin. 4. My soul looks back to see The burden Thou didst bear When hanging on the cursed tree And knows her guilt was there. 5. Believing, we rejoice To see the curse remove; We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice And sing His bleeding love.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Hymn #156 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 10:4 Author: Isaac Watts, 1709 Composer: William Daman, 1579 Tune: "Southwell" 1st Published in: _Psalter_
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