83. 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;
Blest be his compassion,
Infinitely kind.

3 Blest through endless ages
Be the precious stream,
Which from endless torment
Doth the world redeem.

4 Abel’s blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies;
But the Blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

5 Oft as it is sprinkled
On our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion
Terror-struck departs.

6 Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Hell with terror trembles,
Heaven is filled with joy.

7 Lift ye then your voices;
Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder
Praise the precious Blood.

Text Information
First Line: Glory be to Jesus
Original Language: Italian
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Meter: 65 65
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Passiontide
Source: Italian (author unknown)
Tune Information
Composer: F. Filitz, 1804-76
Meter: 65 65
Key: G Major

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