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Hymn: As on the cross the Saviour hung (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: As on the cross the Saviour hung

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 45

Page Number: 055, click to see hymnal pages


AS on the cross the Saviour hung,

And groaned, and bled, and died,

He looked with pity on a wretch

That languished by his side.

The dying thief in Jesus saw

A majesty divine;

While scoffing Jews around him stood,

And asked him for a sign!

The kingdom, Lord, is thine, he said,

'T is thine o'er men to reign;

Thy wondrous works thy Lordship prove,

These pains thy love proclaim:

Honors divine await thee soon,

A scepter and a crown;

With shame thy foes shall yet behold

Thee seated on a throne.

Then, gracious Lord, remember me!

Is not forgiveness thine?

My crimes have brought me to thy side-

Thy love brought thee to mine!

His prayer the dying Jesus hears,

And instantly replies,

To-day your parting soul shall be

With me in Paradise.