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Hymn: When I see thee hanging bleeding (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: When I see thee hanging bleeding

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: James Alexander

Composer: Bailey

Meter: 8s and 7s double

Tune: Carthage

Hymn Number: 59

Page Number: 083, click to see hymnal pages


When I see thee hanging, bleeding,

Dying, on the cruel tree,

Pale in woe, yet interceding

For the men that murder'd thee;

How can I refrain from giving

Life and soul and all away,

On thy promise ever living,

Thee adoring, night and day!

When I see thee upward breaking

From the grave, on high to stand,

And thy rightful empire taking

At the Fathers' blest right hand;

Can I longer doubt thy favor,

Or thy willingness to bless?

No, my interceding Saviour,

Words can ne'er my hope express.

When I feel the fresh bedewing

Of thy spirit on my heart,

All the Fathers' mercy viewing

In the gifts thy pangs impart;

Faith accepts the heavenly sealing;

Tenderness and joy combine,

Peace o'er all my soul is stealing

I am Christ's, and Christ is mine!

Thus when life's short day is ending,

And this mortal yields its power,

May thy spirit condescending

Cleanse and arm me for the hour

At the river's brink arriving,

In thy smile I lose my fear,

Victory then crowns my striving,

Death is gain, for Christ is here!