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Lamb Of God, Our Souls Adore Thee

by J.G. Deck

Tune: Vision

Tune: Vision

1 LAMB of God, our souls adore Thee,
While upon Thy face we gaze;
There the Father's love and glory
Shine in all their brightest rays;
Thy almighty power and wisdom
All creation's works proclaim;
Heaven and earth alike confess Thee
As the ever great I AM.

2 Son of God, Thy Father's bosom
Ever was Thy dwelling-place;
His delight, in Him rejoicing,
One with Him in power and grace:
Oh, what wondrous love and mercy!
Thou didst lay Thy glory by,
And for us didst come from heaven,
As the Lamb of God to die.

3 Lamb of God, when we behold Thee
Lowly in the manger laid;
Wandering as a homeless Stranger,
In the world Thy hands had made;
When we see Thee in the garden
In Thine agony of blood,
At Thy grace we are confounded,
Holy, spotless, Lamb of God.

4 When we see Thee, as the Victim,
Nailed to the accursed tree,
For our guilt and folly stricken,
All our judgment borne by Thee,
Lord, we own with hearts adoring,
Thou hast washed us in Thy blood:
Glory, glory everlasting,
Be to Thee, Thou Lamb of God!

Greg Morris said ...
Can there be a less appropriate tune than this jaunty number? Somewhere it has been recorded to that splendid Welsh tune. Arwelfa. It fits like a glove.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 : 06:48
Gregory Morris said ...
It is a good tune however. I have to repent of my comment above as there can be no lack of joy in the words and a bright and cheerful tune can't be wrong.

On the other hand my comments elsewhere on the condition of the Grove City piano must remain a model of repressed emotions.
Friday, Dec 30, 2022 : 19:11
Gregory Morris said ...
I was puzzled by this tune as I knew it so well and could not place it. Then following the Composer index in your Hymnbook, I found Grant Colfax Tullar who wrote "The weaver" and the tune " Face to Face" as it seems to be known as everywhere else. Where does the Tune name Vision spring from?
Friday, Dec 30, 2022 : 20:11
Nick Fleet said ...

Greg, I am proposing 'Deerhurst' for #27 (with 'Worthiness' from Melodies and Chants as a second tune).  'Face to Face' will move to #365, "Oh, the brightness of the glory".  I'm not sure where the name 'Vision' came from but I suspect it was assigned that name in the 1970 music edition to the 1928 Hymn Book. 'Arwelfa' is proposed for #381, "Saviour, lead us by Thy power", a Welsh tune for a Welsh hymn instead of the current German one.

Friday, Dec 30, 2022 : 22:53
Gteg said ...
More power to your elbow, Mr Fleet. If there is one thing that stirs up the righteous indignation of the saints, it is those people who meddle with hymn tunes
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 : 06:09

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