Behold the Lamb of God!


Behold the Lamb of God!
O thou for sinners slain,
let it not be in vain
that thou hast died:
thee for my Savior let me take,
thee--thee alone my refuge make,
thy piercèd side.

Behold the Lamb of God!
All hail--Incarnate Word!
Thou everlasting Lord,--
Savior most blest!
Fill us with love that never faints,
grant us with all thy blessè saints
eternal rest.

Behold the Lamb of God!
Worthy is he alone
to sit upon the throne
of God above;
one with the Ancient of all Days,
one with the Comforter in praise,
all Light and Love.


Words: Matthew Bridges (1800-1894), 1848, much altered by many editors

Music: St. John (John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876)

Meter: 66 64 884

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 166 St. John  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 080 St. John  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 080 Lexington  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 080 Ecce Agnus  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 080 Ecce Agnus  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 187 Ecce Agnus, St. John  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 176 Ecce Agnus  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 096 Bridges  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 096 Ecce Agnus, St. John  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 096 Ecce Agnus, St. John  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 096 Alison, Bridges  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 096 St. John  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 096 Ecce Agnus, St. John  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 370 Dignus es Agnus, St. John  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 468 St. John, Wir Christenleut  
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 407 Dignus es Agnus, Ecce Agnus  
The Hymnal 1916 148 St. John  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 322 Ecce Agnus, Llangennith  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 549 Ecce Agnus, Wigan/a>  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
099 St. John  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 140 Wigan/a>  
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 518 Carroll Street, Ecce Agnus  
The Hymnal 1940 338 Wigan/a>  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 212 Wigan/a>  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960      
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988      
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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