Scripture Verse

Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29

Introduction

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R. Michael Cullinan
1937–

Words: R. Mi­chael Cull­i­nan, 1996.

Music: Nun Komm, En­chi­ri­di­on od­er Hand­büch­lein, Jo­hann Wal­ther (Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1524). Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach
1685–1750

Lyrics

O Lord Jesus, Lamb of God,
Bearing such a heavy load;
Pain and suffering was Your fate—
Anguish, ridicule and hate.

Crown of thorns and staff of spite,
Must you mock our Sovereign’s might?
Know you not whom Pilate brings?
Jesus Christ, the King of kings!

Road of sorrow, lead the way
To redeeming love today.
Let me see my Savior’s face;
Let me taste this gift of grace.

Tree of anguish, bear my sin;
Heart of Jesus, let me in.
O Lord, may Your wounds make whole
Body, spirit and my soul.

Cross of triumph lifted high;
Christ becomes the victory:
Priest and sacrifice today,
Washing all our guilt away.