"Not All the Blood of Beasts"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
               (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.

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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