Jesus, my Righteousness, My life and future joy

Jesus, my Righteousness, My life and future joy

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 (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, my Righteousness, My life and future joy
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d258

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Church Hymn Book #CCLXXIX

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