481. Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

1 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
my beauty are, my glorious dress;
mid flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
with joy shall I lift up my head.

2 Bold shall I stand in that great day,
cleansed and redeemed, no debt to pay;
for by thy cross absolved I am
from sin and guilt, from fear and shame.

3 Lord, I believe thy precious blood,
which at the mercy seat of God
pleads for the captives' liberty,
was also shed in love for me.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
Title: Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
Author: Nicolaus L. von Zinzendorf (1739)
Translator: John Wesley (1740, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Redemption in Christ: Christ's Saving Work; Jesus Christ: Advocate
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815

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