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72. Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness

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 Thy great day,
For who aught 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, even me, to atone,
Now for my Lord and God I own.

4 Lord, I believe Thy precious blood,
Which, at the mercy-seat of God,
For ever doth for sinners plead,
For me, even 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,
Even then, this shall be all my plea,
Jesus hath lived, hath died for me.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
Original Language: German
Translator: J. Wesley, 1703-1791
Author: Count N. L. von Zinzendorf, 1700-1760
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Jesus (See also Christ): Blood of; Atonement: Finished; Universality of; Blood of Christ (14 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: W. H. Gladstone, 1840-1891
Meter: L.M.
Key: D♭ Major

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