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The Unveiled Christ

Once our blessed Christ of beauty

Author: N. B. Herrell
Tune: [Once our blessed Christ of beauty]
Published in 25 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Once our blessèd Christ of beauty
Was veiled off from human view;
But thro' suffering, death and sorrow
He has rent the veil in two.

O behold the Man of Sorrows,
O behold Him in plain view;
Lo! He is the mighty conqu'ror,
Since He rent the veil in two.
Lo! He is the mighty conqu'ror,
Since He rent the veil in two.

2 Now He is with God the Father,
Interceding there for you;
For He is the mighty conqu'ror,
Since He rent the veil in two. (Chorus)

3 Holy angels bow before Him,
Men of earth give praises due;
For He is the well-belovèd
Since He rent the veil in two. (Chorus)

4 Thro'out time and endless ages,
Heights and depths of love so true;
He alone can be the giver
Since He rent the veil in two. (Chorus)

Source: Sing Joyfully #280

Author: N. B. Herrell

Born: March 8, 1877, Miami, Indiana. Died: May 10, 1953, Pasadena, California. A Nazarene minister, Herrell was a pastor in Arlington, Virginia, when a heart ailment forced his retirement. His works include: Christ at the Controls The Way of Christian Prosperity… Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #7036
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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Hymns of Faith #72


Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #178

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Sing Joyfully #280


Small Church Music #3756


The Cyber Hymnal #7036


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #169

Worship His Majesty #189

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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