372. Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

1 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
'Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.

2 Bold shall I stand in Thy great Day,
For who aught to my charge shall lay?
Fully through these absolved I am
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.

3 This spotless robe the same appears,
When ruined nature sinks in years:
No age can change its constant hue;
Thy Blood preserves it ever new.

4 O let the dead now hear Thy voice;
Now bid Thy banished ones rejoice!
Their beauty this, their glorious dress,
Jesus, thy Blood and Righteousness!

5 When from the dust of death I rise,
To claim my mansion in the skies,
Even then this shall be all my plea,
"Jesus hath lived and died for me."

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
German Title: Christi Blut und Gerechtigkeit
Author: Nicholas Louis, Count Zinzendorf (1739)
Translator: John Wesley (1740, a.)
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: The Order of Salvation: Faith and Justification; Sundays in Lent; Lent, Second Sunday (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HERR JESU CHRIST MEIN'S LEBENES LICHT
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major
Notes: Source from index: Pub. at Nuremberg, 1677



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