"Behold the Savior of Mankind"
                       by Samuel Wesley, Sr., 1662-1735
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.139

        1. Behold the Savior of mankind
        Nailed to the shameful tree!
        How vast the love that Him inclined
        To bleed and die for thee!
        2. Hark how He groans while nature shakes
        And earth's strong pillars bend!
        The Temple's veil in sunder breaks,
        The solid marbles rend.
        3. 'Tis done; the precious ransom's paid;
        "Receive my soul!" He cries.
        See where He bows His sacred head;
        He bows His head and dies.
        4. But soon He'll break death's envious chain
        And in full glory shine.
        0 Lamb of God, was ever pain,
        Was ever love, like Thine?

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #176 Text: Luke 23:46 Author: Samuel Wesley, Sr., c. 1709, cento Composer: Christopher Tye, 1553 Tune: "Windsor"
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