A HYMN FOR TODAY – O Christ, Eternal Son of God

A HYMN FOR TODAY

O Christ, eternal Son of God,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
We worship while Your head is bowed
In agony and pain.

None tread with You the holy place;
You suffer there alone;
Yours is the perfect sacrifice
Which only can atone.

O great High Priest, Your glory robes
Are hid where none can see,
And human sorrows, Son of Man,
Have cloaked Your deity.

The cross is sharp, but of Your woes
This is the lighter part;
It is our sin that pierces You
And breaks Your sacred heart.

Who love You most will seek Your cross
And there will long abide;
Now make that cross our only hope,
O Jesus, crucified.

CM – William C. Dix, 1864

Tune: YORK – Hart’s Psalms of David, 1615

#226, Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012

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