|Text:||Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness|
|Author:||Ludwig von Zinzendorf|
|Composer:||George J. Elvey|
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 that great Day,
For who ought to my charge shall lay?
Fully absolved through these I am
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.
3 The holy, meek, unspotted Lamb,
Who from the Father's bosom came,
Who died for me, e'en me t'atone,
Now for my Lord and God I own.
4 Lord, I believe Thy precious blood,
Which at the mercy seat of God
Forever doth for sinners plead,
For me--e'en for my soul--was shed.
5 Lord, I believe were sinners more
Than sands upon the ocean shore,
Thou hast for all a ransom paid,
For all a full atonement made.
6 When from the dust of death I rise
To claim my mansion in the skies,
E'en then this shall be all my plea:
Jesus hath lived and died for me.
7 Jesus, be endless praise to Thee,
Whose boundless mercy hath for me,
For me, and all Thy hands have made,
An everlasting ransom paid.
|First Line:||Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness|
|German Title:||Christi Blut und Gerechtigkeit|
|Translator:||John Wesley (1740)|
|Author:||Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1739, cento)|
|Topic:||Faith and Justification|