Text:Hail, Thou Once Despisèd Jesus
Author (attributed to):John Bakewell
Author (attributed to):Martin Madan
Arranger:Julius Röntgen
Media:MIDI file

2545. Hail, Thou Once Despisèd Jesus

1. Hail, Thou once despisèd 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 Thy 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;
Opened is the gate of Heaven,
reconciled are we with God.

3. Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
there forever to abide;
All the heavenly hosts adore Thee,
seated at Thy Father’s side.
There for sinners Thou art pleading;
there Thou dost our place prepare;
Thou for saints art interceding
till in glory they appear.

4. Worship, honor, power and blessing
Christ is worthy to receive;
Loudest praises, without ceasing,
right it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
Help to sing of Jesus’ merits,
help to chant Emmanuel’s praise!

Text Information
First Line: Hail, Thou once despisèd Jesus!
Title: Hail, Thou Once Despisèd Jesus
Author (attributed to): John Bakewell (1757)
Author (attributed to): Martin Madan (1760)
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: AUTUMN, François H. Barthélémon, 1785; HYFRYDOL, Rowland H. Prichard, 1830; PLEADING SAVIOR, from the Christian Lyre, by Joshua Leavitt, 1830; ST. HILDA (BARNBY), Joseph Barnby, 1861
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Julius Röntgen (1906)
Meter: 87.87 D
Incipit: 17651 23143 23217
Key: G Major
Source: Dutch melody; Oude en nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradanseu (Old and New Dutch Peasant Songs and Country Dances), circa 1710
Copyright: Public Domain

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