Lord Jesus Christ, thy precious blood

Representative Text

1 Lord Jesus Christ! Thy precious blood
Is to my soul the highest good:
Of all my sins a perfect cure,
It quickens me and makes me pure.

2 Thy blood, my spotless glorious dress,
Thy innocence, my righteousness:
Before my God I pardoned stand,
And enter, crowned, the heav'nly land.

3 Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Son of God!
My Throne of Grace, my Staff and Rod!
Thy precious blood, Thy quick'ning power
My spirit strengthen every hour.

4 Let me not draw my dying breath
In fear of Satan, hell, and death;
O Christ! let this my comfort be:
Thy blood from sin hath made me free!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #77b

Author: Johannes G. Olearius

Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, thy precious blood
Author: Johannes G. Olearius
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

HERR JESU CHRIST


HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #77

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a77

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #77a

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #77b

Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d90

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