The Perfect Righteousness of God

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1 The perfect righteousness of God
is witnessed in the Savior's blood;
'tis the cross of Christ we trace
His righteousness, yet wondrous grace.

2 God could not pass the sinner by;
justice demands that he should die;
but in the cross of Christ we see
how God can save, yet righteous be.

3 The judgment fell on Jesus' head;
'twas in His blood sin's debt was paid;
stern Justice can demand no more,
and Mercy can dispense her store.

4 The sinner who believes is free,
can say, "The Savior died for me,"
can point to the atoning blood
and say, "This made my peace with God."

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #269

Author: Albert Midlane

Midlane, Albert, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23, 1825, and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn, "Hark! in the presence of our God," was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use. They appeared in magazines and small mission hymn-books, including:— (1) The Youth's Magazine; (2) The British Messenger; (3) The London Messenger; (4) Trotter's Evangelical Hymn Book, 1860; (5) The Ambassador… Go to person page >

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First Line: The perfect righteousness of God
Title: The Perfect Righteousness of God
Author: Albert Midlane
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MENDON (17151)

[The perfect righteousness of God]


First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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