Unto Christ, who loved us and washed us
from our sins in his own blood,
and has made us kings and priests unto God
and his Father
unto him be glory and dominion
forever and ever. Amen.
Source: Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #623
st. = Rev. 1:5-6
This text originally appeared in The Daily Service (1936), the full music edition of the British Prayers and Hymns for Schools, of which Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) was an editor. "Unto Christ" was included in the Order of Morning Prayer for Fridays.
The text is taken from Revelation 1:5-6, which contains a doxology attached to the opening greeting addressed to the "seven churches in the province of Asia." The first clause helps us focus our praise on Christ our Savior, who commissioned us to be his kings and priests (see Ex. 19:6). The final words, "glory and dominion for ever and ever," are part of the familiar formula for doxologies-our ascription of praise to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Baptism; as a conclusion to spoken prayers; as a doxologic coda to another hymn (291, 573) or a doxology at the conclusion of worship.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #623||Unto Christ Who Loved Us||Unto Christ who loved us||UNTO HIM THAT LOVED US||PM||Revelation 1:5-6||1987||Doxologies | ; Responses | ; Atonement | ; Blood of Christ | ; Freedom ||