Scripture Verse

Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:36


John Newton

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 2, num­ber 54. Christ crucified.

Music: Re­pent­ance Theo­dore E. Per­kins, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Theodore E. Perkins


When on the cross, my Lord I see
Bleeding to death, for wretched me;
Satan and sin no more can move,
For I am all transformed to love.

His thorns and nails pierce through my heart,
In every groan I bear a part;
I view His wounds with streaming eyes,
But see! He bows His head and dies!

Come, sinners, view the Lamb of God,
Wounded and dead, and bathed in blood!
Behold His side, and venture near,
The well of endless life is here.

Here I forget my cares and pains;
I drink, yet still my thirst remains;
Only the fountain-head above,
Can satisfy the thirst of love.

O, that I thus could always feel!
Lord, more and more Thy love reveal!
Then my glad tongue shall loud pro­claim
The grace and glo­ry of Thy name.

Thy name dispels my guilt and fear,
Revives my heart, and charms my ear;
Affords a balm for every wound,
And Satan trembles at the sound.