O Thou, The Eternal Son Of God

O Thou, the eternal Son of God,
The Lamb, for sinners slain,
We worship, while Thy head is bowed
In agony and pain.

None tread with Thee the holy place;
Thou sufferest alone;
Thine is the perfect sacrifice
Which only can atone.

Thou great High Priest, Thy glory robes
Today are set aside;
And human sorrows, Son of Man,
Thy Godhead seem to hide.

The cross is sharp, but in Thy woe
This is the lightest part;
Our sin it is which pierces Thee,
And breaks Thy sacred heart.

Who love Thee most, at Thy dear cross,
Will truest, Lord, abide;
Make Thou that cross our only hope,
O Jesus crucified.

Words: William Chatterton Dix, 1864.
Tune:St. Mary” Welsh Psalter, 1621.


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
This entry was posted in 5. The Crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Good Friday, Holy Week, Hymns By The Greats, Lent, The Church Year, The Cross, The Holy Rosary, The Sorrowful Mysteries, William Chatterton Dix. Bookmark the permalink.

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