Scripture Verse

…which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29


Words: Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 80.

Music: Ach wir 16th Cen­tu­ry Ger­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rus­sell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesu! Lord most migh­ty,
Humbly we adore
Thee, the King of glo­ry,
And Thy grace im­plore.
By Thy blood re­deem­èd,
We Thy ser­vants pray,
Spare us; Thou, O Jesu,
Tak’st our sins away.

By Thine un­known sor­rows,
Mercy we en­treat;
Sinners yet are wel­come
At their Sav­ior’s feet.
Lord, with tears re­pent­ing,
We our guilt be­wail,
For we know Thy mer­cy,
Lord, can nev­er fail.

By Thy wounds and bruis­es,
By Thy cross and grave,
Us in all our sor­rows,
Jesu! hear and save.
By Thine ex­al­ta­tion
Far above all height,
Evermore de­fend us,
Lord of pow­er and might!

In all trib­u­la­tion,
In our day of peace;
Whensoe’er up­on us
Earthly joys in­crease;
When Thy voice shall call us,
To the si­lent tomb;
When the world shall wak­en,
To its day of doom.