Hail, thou once despised Jesus

Hail, thou once despised Jesus!
Hail, thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, thou universal Savior,
bearer of our sin and shame,
by thy merit we find favor:
life is given through thy Name.

Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
all our sins on thee were 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.

Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
there for ever 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;
thou for saints are interceding
till in glory they appear.

Worship, honor, power, and blessing
thou art worthy to receive;
highest praises, without ceasing,
meet it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
help to sing of Jesus' merits,
help to chant Emmanuel's praise!

Words: John Bakewell (1721-1819), 1757

MIDI: In Babilone (melody from Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradanseu, 1710)

Meter: 87 87 D

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 076 Emmanuel  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 076 Smart, St. Hilary  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 076 Supplication  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 076 Lux eoi  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 378 Rachel  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 203 St. Andrew's  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 196 St. Hilda  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 365 Autumn  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 365 Supplication  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 365 St. Hilda  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 365 Supplication  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 365 The Wise Men  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 365 St. Hilda  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 423 Alta Trinita beata  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 475 St. Hilda  
The Hymnal 1916 191 In Babilone, Supplication  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 380 Austria, Everton  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 400 Hyfrydol  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
359 St. Hilda  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 380 Hope  
The Hymnal 1940 357 In Babilone  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 369 Hyfrydol  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 259 Hyfrydol  
The Hymn Book 1971 478 Eifionydd  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 295 Ton-y-botel (Ebenezer)  
The Hymnal 1982 495 In Babilone  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 175 Ton-y-botel (Ebenezer)  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 192 Lux eoi  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 246 In Babilone  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 373 Ton-y-botel (Ebenezer)  
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 203 Lux eoi  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 168 In Babilone  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 258 Lux eoi  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 268 Hyfrydol  

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