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Hymn: Jesus in thee our eyes behold (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Jesus in thee our eyes behold

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 48

Page Number: 061, click to see hymnal pages


JESUS, in thee our eyes behold

A thousand glories more

Than the rich gems and polished gold

The sons of Aaron wore.

They first their own burnt-offerings brought

To purge themselves from sin:

Thy life was pure, without a spot,

And all thy nature clean.

Fresh blood, as constant as the day,

Was on their altar spilt;

But thy one offering takes away

Forever all our guilt.

Their priesthood ran through several hands,

For mortal was their race;

Thy never-changing office stands

Eternal as thy days.

Once, in the circuit of a year,

With blood, but not his own,

Aaron within the veil appeared

Before the golden throne.

But Christ, with his own precious blood,

Ascends above the skies,

And in the presence of our God

Shows his own sacrifice.

Jesus, the King of glory, reigns

On Zion's holy hill;

Looks like a lamb that had been slain,

And wears his priesthood still.

He ever lives in heaven to plead

The cause which cost his blood,

And saves unto the utmost, all

Who by him come to God.