Scripture Verse

Behold the man! John 19:5


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 64. Christ’s death and re­sur­rect­ion.

Music: Trent­ham Ro­bert Jack­son, in Fif­ty Sac­red Leaf­lets, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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

Robert Jackson (1840–1914)


Ye mourn­ing saints, be­hold
The Lamb that once was slain;
See, see Him on the cross ex­pire,
In ago­niz­ing pain.

The fruits of glo­ry grow
On that ac­curs­èd tree;
The Sav­ior dies, the sin­ner lives,
His bond­age sets us free.

The law He sa­tis­fied,
And paid the debt we owed,
Atoned our guilt, our grief sus­tained,
A vast op­press­ive load.

’Tis from His dy­ing groans,
Our loud ho­san­nas rise;
By faith in Him our souls as­pire
To man­sions in the skies.

In our unit­ed songs,
Let us His grace pro­claim;
For us He died and rose again,
Exalted be His name.