163a. 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 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
Italian Title: Viva, viva Jesu
Translator: Edward Caswall (1858, a.)
Meter: 6, 5.
Language: Italian
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: The Passion; Sundays in Lent; Lent, Second Sunday (2 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 6, 5.
Key: D Major
Notes: Composer from index: W. H. Monk, 1861

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