AGH 165

Verse 1

Behold the Saviour of mankind
Nailed to the shameful tree!
How vast the love that him inclined
To bleed and die for thee!

Verse 2

Hark, how he groans! while nature shakes
And earth's strong pillars bend,
The temple's veil in sunder breaks,
The solid marbles rend.

Verse 3

'Tis done! the precious ransom's paid,
"Receive my soul" he cries!
See where he bows his sacred head!
He bows his head, and dies!

Verse 4

But soon he'll break death's envious chain,
And in full glory shine;
O Lamb of God, was ever pain,
Was ever love, like thine?