"Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus"
                        by Author unknown, c. 1757
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Hail, Thou once despised Jesus!
        Hail, Thou Galilean King!
        Thou didst suffer to release us;
        Thou didst free salvation bring.
        Hail, Thou universal Savior,
        Who hast borne our sin and shame,
        By whose merits we find favor!
        Life is given through Thy name.

        2. Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
        All our sins on Thee were laid;
        By almighty love anointed,
        Thou hast full atonement made.
        Every sin may be forgiven
        Through the virtue of Thy blood;
        Open is the gate of heaven,
        Peace is made 'twist man and God.

        3. Jesus, hail, enthroned in glory,
        There forever to abide!
        All the heavenly host adore Thee,
        Seated at Thy Father's side.
        There for sinners Thou art pleading,
        There Thou dost our place prepare,
        Ever for us interceding
        Till in glory we appear.

        4. Worship, honor, power, and blessing
        Thou art worthy to receive;
        Loudest praises, without ceasing,
        Meet it is for us to give.
        Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
        Bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
        Help to sing our Savior's merits,
        Help to chant Immanuel's praise.

Notes: Hymn #367 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Revelation 4:11 Author: Author unknown, c. 1757 Tune: "O Durchbrecher" 1st Published in: _Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Halle, 1704
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