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Jesus, thou art my righteousness

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1 Jesus, Thou art my Righteousness,
For all my sins were Thine:
Thy death hath bought of God my peace,
Thy life hath made Him mine.

2 Forever here my rest shall be,
Close to Thy bleeding side;
This all my hope, and all my plea:
For me the Saviour died.

3 My dying Saviour and my God,
fountain for guilt and sin.
Sprinkle me ever with Thy Blood,
And cleanse and keep me clean.

4 Jesus, my Strength, my Life, my Rest,
On Thee will I depend,
Till summoned to the marriage-feast,
Where faith in sight shall end.


Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #328

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, thou art my righteousness
Author: Charles Wesley


Jesu, Thou art my Righteousness. C. Wesley. [Christ our Righteousness.] First published in Hymns and, Sacred Poems, 1740, p. 96, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Christ our Righteousness." It was repeated in J. Wesley's Select Hymns with Tunes, 176lines The form, however, by which it is best known is that given to it by J. Wesley in the Wesleyan Hymn Book 1780, No. 337, beginning with stanza iii., "For ever here my rest shall be." In this form it has become known in all English-speaking countries, and is in extensive use. It has also been translated for use on Mission Stations. The original hymn was included in M. Madan's Psalms & Hymns, 1760; A. M. Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, and others, and was thus brought into use in the Church of England. It is sometimes dated 1745 in error. Another arrangement is that of stanzas iv., v. in the Reformed Dutch Hymns of the Church, N. Y. 1869, as: "My dying Saviour and my God." Pleasing reminiscences of the Wesleyan Hymn Book form of the hymn and of its spiritual benefits to many persons are given in G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 249. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 283. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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