Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #97: As On The Cross The Saviour Hung

Hymn #96 Hymn #98

Christ

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97 (C.M.) Samuel Stennett

As on the cross the Saviour hung

And wept, and bled, and died,

He poured salvation on a wretch

That languished at His side.

His crimes with inward grief and shame

The penitent confessed,

Then turned his dying eyes to Christ,

And thus his prayer addressed:

"Jesus, Thou Son and heir of heav'n!

Thou spotless Lamb of God!

I see Thee bathed in sweat and tears,

And welt'ring in Thy blood.

"Yet quickly from these scenes of woe,

In triumph Thou shalt rise —

Burst through the gloomy shades of death,

And shine above the skies.

"Amid the glories of that world,

Dear Saviour, think on me,

And in the vict'ries of Thy death

Let me a sharer be."

His prayer the dying Jesus hears,

And instantly replies

"Today thy parting soul shall be

With me in Paradise."

Hymn #96 Hymn #98