Christ's crimson blood and rightedousness

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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

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ's crimson blood and rightedousness
German Title: Christi Blut und Gerechtigkeit
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d.…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a260

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