Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 256 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
BEHOLD the amazing sight!
The Saviour lifted high;
The Son of God, His soul’s delight,
Expires in agony.
For whom, for whom, my heart,
Were all those sorrows borne?
Why did He feel that piercing smart,
And wear that crown of thorn?
For us in love He bled,
For us in anguish died;
’Twas love that bowed His sacred head,
And pierced His precious side.
We see, and we adore,
We trust that dying love;
We feel its strong attractive power
To lift our souls above.
Behold the amazing sight!
Nor trace His griefs alone,
But from the cross pursue our flight
To His triumphant throne.
Author: Philip Doddridge (1702-51)
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2Dv6yEl)