"Behold the Lamb of God!"
by Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894
Text From:
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.129



1. Behold the Lamb of God!
0 Thou for sinners slain,
Let it not be in vain
That Thou hast died!
Thee for my Savior let me take,
My only refuge let me make
Thy pierced side.

2. Behold the Lamb of God!
Into the sacred flood
Of Thy most precious blood
My soul I cast.
Wash me and make me pure and clean,
Uphold me through life's changeful scene,
Till all be past.

3. Behold the Lamb of God!
All hail, incarnate Word!
Thou everlasting Lord,
Purge out our leaven;
Clothe us with godliness and good,
Feed us with Thy celestial food,
Manna from heaven.

4. Behold the Lamb of God!
Worthy is He alone
To sit upon the throne
Of God above,
One with the Ancient of all days,
One with the Paraclete in praise,
All Light, all Love!



Notes:
Hymn #165 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: John 1:29
Author: Matthew Bridges, 1848, ab., alt.
Tc Tune: "Ecce Agnus"
1st Published in: _Neues GesangbuchÓ_
Town: Dresden, 1, 1593, ad.