333. Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus

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,
bearer of our sin and shame,
by thy merit 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:
all thy people are 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 for ever to abide;
all the heav'nly hosts 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 Emmanuel's praise!

Text Information
First Line: Hail, thou once-despised Jesus
Title: Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus
Author: John Bakewell (1757, alt.)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: Mediator
Tune Information
Arranger: J. Röntgen (1855-1932)
Editor: Erik Routley
Meter: D
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional Dutch melody, c. 1710

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