445. Through Jesus' Blood and Merit

1 Through Jesus' blood and merit
I am at peace with God;
What, then, can daunt my spirit,
However dark my road?
My courage shall not fail me,
For God is on my side;
Though hell itself assail me,
Its rage I may deride.

2 There's nothing that can sever
Me from the love of God,
No want, no pain whatever,
No famine, danger, sword.
Though thousand foes surround me,
For slaughter mark his sheep,
They never shall confound me --
The vict'ry I shall keep!

3 Yes, neither life's temptation
Nor death's so trying hour,
Nor angels of high station,
Nor any other pow'r,
Nor things that now are present,
Nor things that are to come,
Nor height, however pleasant,
Nor depth of deepest gloom,

4 Nor any creature ever
Shall from the love of God
This child of heaven sever,
For in my Savior's blood
This love has its foundation --
God hears my faithful prayer --
And as his new creation
Keeps me his child and heir.

Text Information
First Line: Through Jesus' blood and merit
Title: Through Jesus' Blood and Merit
Original Language: German
Author: Simon Dach, 1605-59
Meter: 76 76 D
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Trust
Source: Translation composite
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: G Major
Source: Musika Teutsch, Nürnberg, 1532, alt.
Copyright: Setting: © 1993 Elfred Bloedel. Used by permission.

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