"Lamb of God, Pure and Holy"
by Nikolaus Decius, 1490?-1541

1. Lamb of God, pure and holy,
Who on the cross didst suffer,
Ever patient and lowly,
Thyself to scorn didst offer.
All sins Thou borest for us,
Else had despair reigned o'er us:
Have mercy on us, 0 Jesus!

2. Lamb of God, pure and holy.
Who on the cross didst suffer,
Ever patient and lowly,
Thyself to scorn didst offer.
All sins Thou borest for us,
Else had despair reigned o'er us:
Have mercy on us, 0 Jesus!

3. Lamb of God, pure and holy,
Who on the cross didst suffer,
Ever patient and lowly,
Thyself to scorn didst offer.
All sins Thou borest for us,
Else had despair reigned o'er us:
Thy peace be with us, 0 Jesus!

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #146
Text: John 1:29
Author: Nikolaus Decius, 1531
Translated by: composite
Titled: "O Lamm Gottes
Tune: "O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig"
1st Published in: _Christl. KirchenordnungTown: Erfurt, 1542