The Lamb of God


The Lamb of God! O lovely word,
How tender and how meek,
The sweetest title of the Lord
A child can learn to speak.

What is so gentle and so mild,
So harmless as a lamb?
Just such is Jesus to the child
Who loves His holy Name.

A lamb is white and spotless, too,
Its wool is soft and clean;
The Lamb of God is pure as snow,
And undefiled by sin.

“Behold the Lamb of God,” said John,
And two disciples heard;
Open our eyes to look upon,
This sacred, holy word.