Scripture Verse

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


Horatius Bonar

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


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.