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Hymn #150: The True Messiah Now Appears

Hymn #149 Hymn #151

Christ

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150 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

The true Messiah now appears,

The types are all withdrawn;

So fly the shadows and the stars

Before the rising dawn.

The smoking sweet, the bleeding lamb,

The kid and bullock slain;

And costly spice of ev'ry name

Would all be burnt in vain.

Aaron must lay his robes away,

His mitre and his vest,

When Christ the Lord comes down to be

The off'ring and the priest.

He took our mortal flesh to show

The wonders of His love;

For us He paid His life below,

And prays for us above.

"Father," He cries, "forgive their sins,

For I myself have died;"

And then He shows His opened veins,

And pleads His wounded side.

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