"Behold the Savior of Mankind" by Samuel Wesley, Sr., 1662-1735 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (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?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 Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: email@example.com
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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