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