Scripture Verse

[He] who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree. 1 Peter 2:24


John Goss

Words: Charles Wes­ley (1707–1788). Ap­peared in The Un­pub­lished Po­et­ry of Charles Wes­ley, Volume III (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Ab­ing­don Press, 1992), page 186.

Music: Ar­thur’s Seat John Goss, in Hymns and Songs of Praise (New York: 1874) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley


Set forth before our eyes,
As fastened to the tree
The Lord of earth and skies,
Th’eternal God we see,
God over all in form of man,
Jehovah for His creatures slain!

Who call Thy death to mind,
Let us its virtues prove,
The Lover of mankind,
The Friend of sinners love,
Whose death is immortality,
Is glorious life, and Heaven to me.