520. 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 thy great day;
for who aught to my charge shall lay?
fully absolved through these I am
from sin and fear, from guilt and shame.

3 When from the dust of death I rise
to claim my mansion in the skies,
ev'n then this shall be all my plea,
Jesus hath lived, hath died, for me.

4 Jesus, be endless praise to thee,
whose boundless mercy hath for me -
for me a full atonement made,
an everlasting ransom paid.

5 O let the dead now hear thy voice;
now bid thy banished ones rejoice;
their beauty this, their glorious dress,
Jesus, thy blood and righteousness.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
Title: Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
Author: Nikolaus Ludwig von Zizendorf (1739)
Translator: John Wesley (1740; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Isaiah 61:10; Romans 3:24
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Justification; Christ: Blood of; Forgiveness of Sins (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: A Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies,1815

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