This is my 36th entry in the Lenten Hymn-of-the-Day project.
This text is by William Shirley (1725-1786) and others, and the music, tune name "Batty", is from a chorale adapted by the Moravian Brethren in England, 1745.
Sweet the moments rich in blessing,
Which before the Cross I spend,
Life, and health, and peace posessing
From the sinner's dying friend.
Here I stay, for ever viewing
Mercy streaming in his blood;
Precious drops, my soul bedewing,
Plead and claim my peace with God.
Truly bless-ed is the station,
Low before the Cross to lie,
While I see divine compassion
Floating in his languid eye.
Lord, in ceaseless contemplation
Fix our hearts and eyes on thee,
Till we taste thy full salvation,
And unveiled thy glory see.