Thou Lamb of God once slain (Benjamin Milgrove)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-11-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Thou Lamb of God once slain
Composer: Benjamin Milgrove
Lyricist: Augustus Toplady (?)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1771 in Twelve hymns, book 2, no.  

Description: The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air, accompanying harmonies to be taken by the choir.

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Original text and translations

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Thou Lamb of God once slain,
Think now upon thy pain,
And before thy mercy seat
Let thy merits intercede:
Plead for us thy bloody sweat,
Pour down blessings on our head.

Our souls, with inmost shame,
Address thy holy name,
Here to find Thee inly near
Present to each waiting soul!
Ev'ry drooping sinner cheer
Breathe thy spirit through the whole.

We sinners humbly crave
Thy presence here to have;
In this place to find Thee true
To thy promises of grace;
Still to own the gathered few,
Giving them life and peace.

Each hind'rance, Lord, remove,
By pouring in thy love;
Let those bleeding wounds of thine
Sparkling to our hearts appear;
With peculiar lustre shine,
Gladden ev'ry sinner here.

From thy majestic throne
In mercy, Lord, look down;
View the souls athirst for Thee;
Take them to thy kind embrace.
Each adores, with bended knee,
All thy glories of thy grace.

No more we want below
Than Thee, our God, to know;
Thee to love with keen desire,
Softened through th'atoning blood;
Filled with th'angelic fire,
Filled with all the life of God.