Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
1823–1876

Words: Mat­thew Bridg­es, 1848.

Music: St. John (Dykes) John B. Dykes, 1864. Ap­peared in Charles Steg­gall’s Hymns for the Church of Eng­land, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Behold the Lamb of God!
O Thou for sin­ners slain,
Let it not be in vain
That Thou hast died:
Thee for my Sav­ior let me take,
My on­ly re­fuge let me make
Thy pierc­èd side.

Behold the Lamb of God!
Into the sac­red flood
Of Thy most pre­cious blood
My soul I cast:
Wash me and make me clean with­in,
And keep me pure from ev­ery sin,
Till life be past.

Behold the Lamb of God!
All hail, in­car­nate Word,
Thou ev­er­last­ing Lord,
Savior most blessed;
Fill us with love that ne­ver faints,
Grant us with all Thy bless­èd saints
Eternal rest.

Behold the Lamb of God!
Worthy is He alone
To sit up­on the Throne
Of God above;
One with the An­cient of all days,
One with the Com­fort­er in praise,
All Light and Love.