The United Methodist Hymnal


Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus

1.	Hail, thou once despised Jesus! 
	Hail, thou Galilean King! 
	Thou didst suffer to release us; 
	thou didst free salvation bring. 
	Hail, thou universal Savior, 
	who hast borne our sin and shame! 
	By thy merits we find favor; 
	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. 
	Every sin may be forgiven 
	through the virtue of thy blood; 
	opened is the gate of heaven, 
	reconciled are we with God.

3.	Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory, 
	there forever to abide; 
	all the heavenly hosts adore thee, 
	seated at thy Father's side. 
	There for sinners thou art pleading; 
	there thou dost our place prepare; 
	thou for saints art interceding 
	till in glory they appear.

4.	Worship, honor, power, and blessing 
	Christ is worthy to receive; 
	loudest praises, without ceasing, 
	right it is for us to give. 
	Help, ye bright angelic spirits, 
	bring your sweetest, noblest lays; 
	help to sing of Jesus' merits, 
	help to chant Emmanuel's praise!

MUSIC: Julius Roentgen, 1906
Scripture: Revelation 4:2-11
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Christ's Gracious Life: Resurrection and Exaltation; Christian Year: Ascension; Christian Year: Christ the King; Christian Year: Easter; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ: Blood; The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ