It’s been said that much that we learn about God (our theology) is from the hymns that we sing. What we sing is easier to remember, easier to repeat, and there’s something about music that gets things deep into our soul. Here is a hymn we sang last Sunday that teaches us much biblical truth about the Lord Jesus.
Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!
Words by John Blakewell & music by François H. Barthelemon
1. Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!
Hail, Thou Galilean King!
Thou Didst Suffer To Release Us,
Thou Didst Free Salvation Bring.
Hail, Thou Agonizing Saviour,
Bearer Of Our Sin And Shame!
By Thy Merits We Find Favour,
Life Is Given Through Thy Name.
2. Paschal Lamb, By God Appointed,
All Our Sins Were On Thee 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.
3. 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.
4. Worship, Honour, Power, 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 Saviour’s Merits,
Help To Chant Immanuel’s Praise.