372. Through Jesus' Blood and Merit

1 Thro' 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;
Tho' hell itself assail me,
Its rage I may deride.

2 There's naught that can sever
Me from the great love of God,
No want, no pain whatever,
No famine, peril, flood.
Tho' thousand foes surround me,
For slaughter mark Thy sheep,
They never shall confound me,
The vict'ry I shall reap.

3 Yea, 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 depths of deepest gloom,

4 Nor any creature ever
Shall from the love of God
This wretched sinner sever;
For in my Savior's blood
This love its fountain taketh;
He hears my faithful prayer
And nevermore forsaketh
His own dear child and heir.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Thro' Jesus' blood and merit
Title: Through Jesus' Blood and Merit
Author: Simon Dach (1651, cento)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Romans 8:35-39
Topic: Faith and Justification
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ICH DANK' DIR, LIEBER HERRE
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: "Musika Deutsch," Nürnberg, 1532



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