Eternal, spotless Lamb of God

Eternal, spotless Lamb of God. John Wesley* (1703-1791). First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1742), as stanzas 7-9 of a long hymn (nine 8-line verses) entitled ‘The Lord’s Prayer Paraphrased’.  See ‘Father of all, whose powerful voice’* and ‘Eternal Son, eternal Love’*. The whole hymn was appended by John Wesley to his sixth sermon on the Sermon on the Mount (see The Works of John Wesley. Vol I, Sermons 1-33, ed. Albert C. Outler, Nashville, Tennessee, 1984). In the 1780 Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists, the hymn was divide into three parts of three verses each. The third part remained in its 1780 form until the Wesleyan Methodist Hymn Book (1904),...

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