433. Glory Be to Jesus

1 Glory be to Jesus,
Who in bitter pains
Poured for me the lifeblood
From His sacred veins!

2 Grace and life eternal
In that blood I find;
Blest be His compassion,
Infinitely kind!

3 Blest through endless ages
Be the precious stream
Which from endless torments
Doth the world redeem!

4 Abel’s blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies;
But the blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

5 Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Angel hosts rejoicing,
Make their glad reply.

6 Lift we, then, our voices,
Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder
Praise the precious blood!

Text Information
First Line: Glory be to Jesus
Title: Glory Be to Jesus
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 65 65
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:18-19; Ephesians 1:6-8; Revelation 7:9-14
Source: Italian, c. 18th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Filitz, 1804-76
Meter: 65 65
Incipit: 33211 71122 35544
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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