Behold, the Savior of mankind,
Nail’d to the shameful tree;
How vast the love that him inclin’d
To bleed and die for thee.
Hark, how he groans, while nature shakes
And earths strong pillars bend.
The temples veil in sunder breaks,
The solid marbles rend.
Tis done, the precious ransoms paid,
Receive my soul, he cries;
See where he bows his sacred head,
He bows his head and dies.
But soon he’ll break deaths envious chain,
And in full glory shine,
O lamb of God, was ever pain,
Was ever love like thine!