Scripture Verse

Truly this was the Son of God. Matthew 27:54


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1861), pag­es 194–96.

Music: Hein­lein Nürn­berg­isch­es Ge­sang­buch, 1676. Me­lo­dy at­trib­ut­ed to Mar­tin Herbst (1654–1681). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk (1823–1889) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Monk (1823–1889)


Jesu, Sav­ior, Son of God,
Bearer of the sinner’s load;
Breaker of the captive’s chain,
Cleanser of the guilty’s stain.

Thou the sinner’s death hast died,
Thou for us wast cru­ci­fied;
For our sins Thy flesh was torn,
Thou our penalty hast borne,

Of our guilt, upon the tree,
Which the Fa­ther laid on Thee!
Savior, Surety, Lamb of God,
Thou hast bought us with Thy blood.

Thou hast wiped the debt away,
Nothing left for us to pay;
Nothing left for us to bear,
Nothing left for us to share,

But the pardon and the bliss,
But the love, the light, the peace.
I to Thee will look and live,
And, in looking, praises give.

Looking lightens, looking heals,
Looking all the gladness seals;
Looking breaks the binding chain,
Looking sets us free again.

Looking scatters all our night,
Makes our faces shine with light;
Looking quickens, strengthens, brings
Heavenly gladness on its wings!

Jesu, Sav­ior, Son of God,
Bearer of the sinner’s load,
I would rise to Thee above,
I would look, and praise, and love.

Ever looking let me be
At the blood-besprinkled tree,
Blessing Thee with lip and soul,
While the endless ages roll.