Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God. Matthew Bridges* (1800-1894). From Bridges’s Hymns of the Heart, for the use of Catholics (1848), where it was entitled ‘Ecce Agnus Dei’ (many of the hymns in that collection had Latin titles). It had seven 7-line stanzas, based on John 1: 29. Because, as JJ pointed out (p.129), the hymn is rarely printed in this form, the original text is printed here:   Behold the Lamb! Oh! Thou for sinners slain, - Let it not be in vain,   That Thou hast died: Thee for my Saviour let me take, - Thee, - Thee alone my refuge make, -   Thy piercèd side!   Behold the Lamb! Into the sacred flood, - Of Thy most precious blood   My soul I cast: - Wash me and make me pure and clean,...

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