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HAIL! Thou once despisèd Jesus,
   Hail, Thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
    Thou didst free salvation bring:
Hail, Thou agonising Saviour,
    Bearer of our sin and shame;
By Thy merits we find favour;
    Life is given through Thy name.
2  Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
    All our sins on Thee were laid;
By almighty Love anointed,
    Thou hast full atonement made:
All Thy people are forgiven
    Through the virtue of Thy blood;
Opened is the gate of Heaven;
    Man is reconciled to God.
3  Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
    There for ever to abide;
All the heavenly host adore Thee,
    Seated at Thy Father’s side:
There for sinners Thou art pleading;
    There Thou dost our place prepare;
Ever for us interceding,
    Till in glory we appear.
4  Worship, honour, power and blessing,
    Thou art worthy to receive;
Loudest praises, without ceasing,
    Meet it is for us to give:
Help, ye bright angelic spirits!
    Bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
Help to sing our Saviour’s merits,
    Help to chant Emmanuel’s praise!
John Bakewell, 1721-1819