Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus

 Hail, Thou once despised Jesus
Hail, Thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us
Thou didst free salvation bring
Hail, Thou agonising Saviour
Bearer of our sin and shame
By Thy merits we find favour
Life is given through Thy name
 
Paschal Lamb, by God appointed
All our sins on Thee were laid
With almighty love anointed
Thou hast full atonement made
All Thy people are forgiven
Through the virtue of Thy blood
Opened is the gate of heaven
Man is reconciled to God
 
Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory
There forever to abide
All the heavenly hosts adore Thee
Seated at Thy Father’s side:
There for sinners Thou art pleading
There Thou dost our place prepare
Ever for us interceding
Till in glory we appear
 
Worship, honour, power, and blessing
Thou art worthy to receive:
Loudest praises, without ceasing
Right it is for us to give:
Come, O mighty Holy Spirit
As our hearts and hands we raise
Help us sing our Savior’s merits
Help us sing Immanuel’s praise
 
John Bakewell, 1721-1819

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