126. 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,
blessed be his compassion
wonderfully kind!

3 Abel's book for vengeance
pleaded to the skies,
but the blood of Jesus
for our pardon cries.

4 When that blood is sprinkled
on our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion
terror-struck departs.

5 When this earth exulting
lifts its praise on high,
angel hosts rejoicing
make their glad reply.

6 Raise your thankful voices,
swell the mighty flood;
louder still and louder
praise the Lamb of God!

Text Information
First Line: Glory be to Jesus
Original Language: Italian
Translator: E. Caswall (1814-1878)
Meter: 6 5 6 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Saviour: Suffering and Dying; The Fall; Lent 5, The King and the Kingdom: The Victory of the Cross
Source: the Italian c.1815
Tune Information
Composer: F. Filitz (1804-1876)
Meter: 6 5 6 5
Key: F Major

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