Behold the Lamb of God, who bore (Thomas Haweis)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-11)   CPDL #52584:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1791. All four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-11)   CPDL #52583:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-12-11).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All four stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Behold the Lamb of God, who bore
Composer: Thomas Haweis
Lyricist: Thomas Haweis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1791 as Hymn 5 in Carmina Christo, p. 7.

Description: Titled by Haweis Hymn 5, the tune has also gone by the titles Behold the Lamb and Sacrament. Words apparently by Haweis, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

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1. Behold the Lamb of God, who bore
Thy burdens on the tree;
And paid in blood the dreadful score,
The ransom due for thee.

2. Look to him, till the sight endears.
The Savior to thy heart
His pierced feet bedew with tears,
Nor from his cross depart.

 

3. Look to him till his dying love
Thy every thought control;
Its vast constraining influence prove
O'er body, spirit, soul.

4. Look to him as the race you run
Your never failing friend
Finish he will the work begun
And grace in glory end.