Behold the Lamb

Behold! behold! the Lamb of God, On the cross, on the cross

Author: Joseph Hoskins
Tune: EPHESUS (Auber)
Published in 114 hymnals

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1 Behold! behold the Lamb of God,
On the cross;
For us he sheds his precious blood
On the cross.
O hear his all-important cry,
Why perish, blood-bought sinner, why?
Draw near and see your Saviour die
On the cross.

2 Behold his arms extended wide
On the cross;
Behold his bleeding hands and side
On the cross.
The sun withholds his rays of light,
The heavens are clothed in shades of night,
While Jesus does with devils fight
On the cross.

3 Come, sinners, see him lifted up
On the cross;
He drinks for you the bitter cup
On the cross.
The rocks do rend, the mountains quake,
While Jesus doth atonement make,
While Jesus suffers for our sake
On the cross.

4 And now the mighty deed is done
On the cross;
The battle’s fought, the victory’s won
On the cross.
To Heaven he turns his dying eyes;
‘Tis finished! now the conqueror cries;
Then bows his sacred head and dies
On the cross.

5 Where’er I go I’ll tell the story
Of the cross;
In nothing else my soul shall glory
Save the cross.
Yes, this my constant theme shall be
Through time and in eternity,
That Jesus tasted death for me
On the cross.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #107

Author: Joseph Hoskins

Hoskins, Joseph, was born in 1745, but at what place is unknown. He was a Congregational Minister, who for ten years laboured with great success at Castle Green Chapel, Bristol, and died Sept. 28, 1788, aged 43. During the three years previous to his death ho had written 384 hymns, which in the year following, after correction and revision, were published by Messrs. Moody & Bottomley, Congregational Ministers. The book is entitled, Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, 1789). From this work the following hymns are in common use:— 1. Alas! my [the] Lord my Life is gone. Spiritual darkness and death. 2. Great Light of life, Thou nature's Lord. God, the True Light. 3. In Thy great Name, 0 Lord, we… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold! behold! the Lamb of God, On the cross, on the cross
Title: Behold the Lamb
Author: Joseph Hoskins
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #426


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #107

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