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1 BEHOLD the Saviour of Mankind
2 Nail'd to the shameful Tree!
3 How vast the Love that Him inclin'd
4 To bleed and die for Thee!
5 Hark how he groans! while Nature shakes,
6 And Earth's strong Pillars bend!
7 The Temple's Veil in sunder breaks,
8 The solid Marbles rend.
9 'Tis done! the precious Ransom's paid;
10 Receive my Soul, he cries;
11 See where he bows his sacred Head!
12 He bows his Head and dies.
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13 But soon He'll break Death's envious Chain,
14 And in full Glory shine!
15 O Lamb of GOD, was ever Pain,
16 Was ever Love like Thine!


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Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788. Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 131-132. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A4 f. 254].)

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