Hail, Thou once despiséd Jesus! Hail, Thou Galilean King! Thou didst suffer to release us; Thou didst free salvation bring. Hail, Thou agonizing Savior, Bearer of our sin and shame! By Thy merits we find favor: Life is given through Thy name. Paschal Lamb, by God appointed, All our sins on Thee were laid; By 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; Peace is made 'twixt man and 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, honor, pow'r, and blessing, Thou art worthy to receive: Loudest praises, without ceasing, Meet it is for us to give: Help, ye bright angelic spirits, Bring your sweetest, noblest lays; Help to sing our Savior's merits; Help to chant Immanuel's praise. John Bakewell
Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #129.
Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021
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