1 Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.
2 Bold shall I stand in that great day,
Cleansed and redeemed, no debt to pay;
Fully absolved through these I am
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.
3 Lord, I believe Thy precious blood,
Which at the mercy seat of God
Pleads for the captives' liberty,
Was also shed in love for me.
4 Lord, I believe were sinners more
Than sands upon the ocean shore,
Thou hast for all a ransom paid,
For all a full atonement made.
5 When from the dust of death I rise
To claim my mansion in the skies,
This then shall be my only plea:
Jesus hath lived and died for me.
6 Jesus, be endless praise to Thee,
Whose boundless mercy hath for me,
For me, and all Thy hands have made,
An everlasting ransom paid.
|First Line:||Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness|
|Author:||Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, 1700-60|
|Translator:||John B. Wesley, 1703-91|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 61:10; Hebrews 12:24; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 7:9-14|
|Composer:||George J. Elvey, 1816-93|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|