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My robe of righteousness

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1 There’s a robe that I shall wear when I pass from earth,
Thro’ the starlit realms of space,
When the messenger of God shall my spirit bear
To its real abiding place.

Refrain:
When Jesus lays the robe of His righteousness over me, over me,
There’s nothing that I’ll need, more,
But I’ll enter the open door,
When Jesus lays the robe of His righteousness over me, over me,
His mercy I’ll praise thro’ endless days
For saving a sinner like me.

2 ‘Tis a robe of righteousness woven not by me,
But by Him whose name I bear,
There will be no stain of sin on its priceless folds,
Nor a blemish anywhere. [Refrain]

3 When that robe is over me ‘tis no longer I
But the Christ of Calvary,
And when I approach the throne, having naught to plead,
He will lay it over me. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #151

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a robe that I shall wear
Title: My robe of righteousness
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: When Jesus lays the robe of his righteousness over me

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Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d129

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #151

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