Now behold the Lamb

Now behold the Lamb. Kirk Franklin* (1970– ). ‘Now behold the Lamb’ is an early song by Franklin that draws on his evangelical roots. It was included in Franklin’s popular album ‘Kirk Franklin and the Family Christmas’ (1995) and is his most published song in hymnal collections.  Though Franklin is known for pushing the boundaries of Black gospel music, the theme of ‘Now behold the Lamb’ has very traditional roots. John 1: 29 is its primary scriptural source: ‘The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world’ (KJV). Franklin’s refrain follows:  Now behold the Lamb, the precious Lamb of God, who bore all my sin that I...

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