Scripture Verse

When I see the blood, I will pass over you. Exodus 12:13

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Words: Dan­i­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 6, by Ira D. San­key & James Mc­Gra­na­han (New York: Big­low & Main, 1891), num­ber 42.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Firstborn of Pharaoh Is Dead
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912)

Lyrics

When God of old the way of life
Would teach to all His own,
He placed them safe beyond the reach
Of death, by blood alone.

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It is His Word, God’s precious Word,
It stands forever true;
When I the Lord shall see the blood,
I will pass over you.

By Christ, the sinless Lamb of God,
The precious blood was shed,
When He fulfilled God’s holy Word,
And suffered in our stead.

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O soul, for thee salvation thus
By God is freely giv’n;
The blood of Christ atones for sin,
And makes us meet for Heav’n.

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The wrath of God that was our due,
Upon the Lamb was laid;
And by the shedding of His blood,
The debt for us was paid.

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How calm the Judgment hour shall pass
To all who do obey
The Word of God, and trust the blood,
And make that Word their stay!

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