563. Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

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.

Text Information
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
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Isaiah 61:10; Hebrews 12:24; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 7:9-14
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. CRISPIN
Composer: George J. Elvey, 1816-93
Meter: L M
Key: D Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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