Lord Jesus Christ, thy precious blood

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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

Olearius, Johannes, son of Johann Olearius, pastor of St. Mary's Church and superintendent at Halle, was born at Halle, Sept. 17, (N.S.) 1611. He entered the University of Wittenberg in 1629 (M.A. 1632, D.D. 1643], where he became lecturer, and, in 1635, adjunct of the philosophical faculty. In 1637 he became Superintendent at Querfurt; and, in 1643, was appointed by Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels as his chief court preacher, and private chaplain at Halle, where he became in 1657 Kirchenrath, and in 1664 General Superintendent. When, on the death of Duke August in 1680, the administration of Magdeburg fell to the Elector of Brandenburg, Duke Johann Adolf gave Olearius similar appointments at Weissenfels, which he held till his death on… Go to person page >

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




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 #77a

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #77b

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