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Abel's Blood

Blood has a voice to pierce the skies

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: LOB SEI DEM ALLMÄCHTIGEN GOTT (Crüger)
Published in 26 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blood has a voice to pierce the skies:
“Revenge!” the blood of Abel cries;
But the dear stream, when Christ was slain,
Speaks peace as loud from every vein:

2 Pardon and peace from God on high;
Behold, he lays his vengeance by;
And rebels that deserve his sword,
Become the favourites of the Lord.

3 To Jesus let our praises rise,
Who gave his life a sacrifice;
Now he appears before our God,
And for our pardon pleads his blood.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #123

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blood has a voice to pierce the skies
Title: Abel's Blood
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9653
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The Cyber Hymnal #9653

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