1 Christ's crimson blood and righteousness
My glory are and spotless dress;
In this before my God I'll stand
And enter heaven, my fatherland.
2 And should I through Christ's merits prove
Yet e'er so faithful in my love,
That I could keep from wrong alway
And sin not, to my dying day,
3 Still would I, when I Christ shall see,
Not think of zeal or piety,
But this: a sinner nears the throne
Whose plea for life is grace alone.
4 Being praised, O Jesus, without end,
That Thou from heaven didst descend,
And hast for me a ransom paid—
For a full atonement made.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #260a