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Hymn #588: 'Twas On That Dark, That Doleful Night

Hymn #587 Hymn #589

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588 (L.M.) Isaac Watts

'Twas on that dark, that doleful night

When pow'rs of earth and hell arose

Against the Son of God's delight

And friends betrayed Him to His foes.

Before the mournful scene began,

He took the bread and blessed and brake.

What love through all His actions ran!

What wondrous words of grace He spake!

"This is My body, broke for sin;

Receive and eat the living food;"

Then took the cup and blessed the wine:

"'Tis the new cov'nant in My blood."

For us His flesh with nails was torn,

He bore the scourge, He felt the thorn;

And justice poured upon His head

Its heavy vengeance in our stead.

For us His vital blood was spilt

To buy the pardon of our guilt

When for black crimes of biggest size

He gave His soul a sacrifice.

Hymn #587 Hymn #589