206. Glory be to Jesus

1 Glory be to Jesus,
who, in bitter pains,
poured for me the life-blood
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 torment,
did the world redeem.

4 There the fainting spirit
drinks of life her fill;
there, as in the fountain,
laves hereself at will.

5 Abel's blood for vengeance
pleaded to the skies,
but the blood of Jesus
for our pardon cries.

6 Oft as it is sprinkled
on our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion
terror-struck departs.

7 Oft as earth exulting
wafts its praise on high
angel-hosts rejoicing,
make their glad reply.

8 Lift ye then your 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
Italian Title: Viva, viva, Gesu
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Meter: 65 65
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Passiontide; Redemption and Salvation; Year A: Dedication Festival (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Filitz, 1804-1876
Meter: 65 65
Key: F Major
Notes: A higher setting will be found at No. 362

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