Christ My Song - 621
Jesus, Lamb of God, for me - Repentance at the Cross
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Repentance at the Cross.
"This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." (Matthew 26,28)
2. Never bowed a martyred head,
weighed with equal sorrow down;
never blood so rich was shed,
never king wore such a crown!
To thy cross and sacrifice
faith now lifts her tearful eyes.
3. All my soul, by love subdued,
melts in deep contrition there;
by thy mighty grace renewed,
new-born hope forbids despair;
Lord, thou canst my guilt forgive,
thou hast bid me look and live.
4. While with broken heart I kneel,
sinks the inward storm to rest;
life, immortal life, I feel
kindled in my troubling breast;
thine, for ever thine, I am,
glory to the bleeding Lamb!
Ray Palmer, The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 51-52.