369. 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
From this great love of God;
No want, no pain whatever,
No famine, peril, flood.
Though thousand foes surround me,
For slaughter mark his sheep,
They never shall confound me,
The vict'ry I shall reap.

3 Oh, 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 wretched sinner sever;
For in my Savior's blood
This love has its foundation;
God hears my faithful prayer
And long before creation
Owns 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
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Justification
Source: Tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: G Major
Source: Ein Gesangbuch der Brüder, Nürnberg, 1544
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1982 Concordia Publishing House.

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