Scripture Verse

Conformed to the image of His Son. Romans 8:29


John Wesley

Words: An­na S. Do­ber, in the Herrn­hut Ge­sang­buch, 1735 (Du heil­ig­es Kind). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by John Wes­ley in Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems, 1740.

Music: Oni­do Ig­naz J. Pley­el (1757–1831) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Ignaz J. Pleyel


Holy Lamb, who Thee receive,
Who in Thee begin to live,
Day and night they cry to Thee,
As Thou art, so let us be!
Jesu, see my panting breast!
See I pant in Thee to rest!
Gladly would I now be clean,
Cleanse me now from every sin.

Fix, O fix my wavering mind!
To Thy cross my spirit bind;
Earthly passions far remove,
Swallow up my soul in love.
Dust and ashes though we be,
Full of sin and misery,
Thine we are, Thou Son of God!
Take the purchase of Thy blood!

Who in heart on Thee believes,
He the atonement now receives,
He with joy beholds Thy face,
Triumphs in Thy pardoning grace.
See, ye sinners, see the flame,
Rising from the slaughtered Lamb,
Marks the new, the living way,
Leading to eternal day!

Jesus, when this light we see,
All our soul’s athirst for Thee;
When Thy quickening power we prove,
All our heart dissolves in love.
Boundless wisdom, power divine,
Love unspeakable are Thine:
Praise by all to Thee be giv’n,
Sons of earth, and hosts of Heav’n!