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162. He who once, in righteous vengeance

1 He who once, in righteous vengeance,
Whelmed the world beneath the flood,
Once again in mercy cleansed it
With the stream of His own Blood,
Coming from His throne on high
On the painful Cross to die.

2 O the wisdom of the Eternal!
O its depth, and height divine!
O the sweetness of that mercy
Which in Jesus Christ doth shine!
We were sinners doomed to die;
Jesus paid the penalty.

3 When before the Judge we tremble,
Conscious of His broken laws,
May the blood of His atonement
Cry aloud and plead our cause,
Bid our guilty terrors cease,
Be our pardon and our peace.

4 Prince and Author of salvation!
Lord of majesty supreme!
Jesus! praise to Thee be given
By the world Thou didst redeem:
Glory to the Father be,
And the Spirit, One with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: He who once, in righteous vengeance
Latin Title: Ira justa Conditoris
Translator: Edward Caswall (1848, a)
Language: Latin
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: The Passion; Advent, Second Sunday; Sexagesima Sunday (3 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #511
Tune Information
Meter: 8, 7, 7.
Key: a minor
Notes: Source from index: Lutheran, Har. W. H. Monk

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