283. 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
Did 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, Who in bitter pains
Title: Glory Be to Jesus
Italian Title: Viva! viva! Gesù
Translator: E. Caswall, 1814-78
Meter: 65 65
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Passion of Christ
Source: Italian, 18th cent.
Tune Information
Composer: F. Filitz, 1804-76
Meter: 65 65
Key: F Major

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