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Jesus, my Righteousness

Jesus, my Righteousness

Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Jesus my righteousness!
My life and future joys;
My source and fount of ev'ry bliss,
My hope that never dies.

2 I was condemn'd to die,
With all the sinful race:
But Jesus cast a pit'ing eye
And purchas'd pard'ning grace.

3 His death, and that alone,
Could all sufficient be;
To gain a pardon or atone,
Or gain relief for me.

4 No righteousness of min,
Or all that in my lay,
Could satisfy the law divine,
Or bear my sins away.

5 All off'rings were in vain,
That ever could be brought,
Without effects they must remain,
And were esteem'd as nought.

6 All would be filth and dross,
Except the Saviour's blood:
That which he shed upon the Cross
To make us sons of God.

7 That righteousness I plead,
For which my Jesus died;
No other righteousness I need
To make me justified.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCLXXIX

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, my Righteousness
Translator: Catherine Winkworth

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Church Hymn Book #CCLXXIX

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