O Thou, Before the World Began

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  1. 1. O thou, before the world began,
    Ordained a sacrifice for man,
    And by th'eternal Spirit made
    An off'ring in the sinner's stead;
    Our everlasting Priest art thou,
    Pleading thy death for sinners now.
  2. 2. Thy off'ring still continues new
    Before the righteous Father's view.
    Thyself the Lamb forever slain;
    Thy priesthood doth unchanged remain.
    Thy years, O God, can never fail,
    Nor thy blest work within the veil.
  3. 3. Oh, that our faith may never move
    But stand unshaken as thy love,
    Sure evidence of things unseen;
    Now let it pass the years between
    And view thee bleeding on the tree:
    My Lord, my God, who dies for me.
  4. Text: William H. Turton, 1856-1938
    Music: Frank W. Asper, 1892-1973