There is life for a look at the Crucified One

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There is life for a look at the Crucified One,
  There is life at this moment for thee;
Then look, sinner, look unto Him and be saved,
  Unto Him who was nailed to the tree.
  Look! look! look and live!
There is life for a look at the Crucified One,
  There is life at this moment for thee.
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Oh, why was He there as the Bearer of sin,
  If on Jesus thy guilt was not laid?
Oh, why from His side flowed the sin-cleansing blood,
  If His dying thy debt has not paid?
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It is not thy tears of repentance or prayers,
  But the blood, that redeemeth the soul;
On Him, then, who shed it, thou mayest at once
  Thy weight of iniquities roll.
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Then doubt not thy welcome, since God has declared
  There remaineth no more to be done;
That once in the end of the world He appeared,
  And completed the work He begun.
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Then take with rejoicing from Jesus at once
  The life everlasting He gives;
And know with assurance, thou never canst die
  Since Jesus, thy Righteousness, lives.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Miss Amelia Matilda Hull (1812-1884) was the last of 11 children. Her father was a retired army captain. - hymntime

Born at Marpool Hall, in Exmouth, England, she wrote many hymns and poems which were published in 6 collections. She is considered to be one of the chief women among the Brethren. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin

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The song arrangement here is the most common one. There are some additional stanzas:

2 His anguish of soul on the cross hast thou seen?

His cry of distress hast thou heard?

Then why, if the terrors of wrath He endured,

Should pardon to thee be deferred?

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3 We are healed by His stripes. Wouldst thou add to the word?

And He is our righteousness made;

The best robe of heaven He bids thee put on:

Oh! couldst thou be better arrayed?

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an additional final stanza:

6 There is life in a look at the crucified One:

There is life at this moment for thee:

Then look, sinner—look unto Him and be saved,

And know thyself spotless as He.


Sharon

Los Angeles, California, United States

Every verse, every line, an invitation to accept Christ. So doubt not the welcome. God is speaking through the words of this song.