Scripture Verse

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29

Introduction

Words: Jo­seph Hos­kins, in Hymns on Se­lect Texts of Scrip­ture and Oc­ca­sion­al Sub­jects (Bris­tol, Eng­land: Moody & Bot­tom­ley, 1789).

Music: Man­ches­ter New Ro­bert Wain­right, 1774 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hos­kins or Wain­wright (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Sinners, behold the Lamb of God
Who takes away our guilt;
Look to the precious, priceless blood,
That Jews and Gentiles spilt.

From Heaven He came to seek and save,
Leaving His blest abode;
To ransom us Himself He gave;
Behold the Lamb of God.

Sinners, to Jesus then draw near,
Invited by His word;
The chief of sinners need not fear,
Behold the Lamb of God.

Spirit of grace, to us apply
Immanuel’s precious blood;
That we may, with Thy saints on high,
Behold the Lamb of God.