Without Blood Is No Remission

Without blood is no remission;
Thus the law proclaims from heaven;
Blood must flow–on this condition,
This alone, is sin forgiven:
Yes, a victim must be slain,
Else all hope of life is vain.

But the victim–who shall find it?
Such a one as sinners need?
To the altar who shall bind it?
Who shall make the victim bleed?
Questions these of anxious thought,
Till the word of God is bright.

God himself provides the Victim–
Jesus is the Lamb of God;
Heaven and earth and hell afflict him,
While he bears the sinner’s load:
‘Tis his blood, and that alone,
Can for human guilt atone.