The Savior's blood and righteousness

The Savior's blood and righteousness

Translator: C. Kinchen; Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Tune: NUN LASST UNS DEN LEIB
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1 The Savior’s blood and righteousness
My beauty is, my glorious dress;
Thus well arrayed, I need not fear,
When in His presence I appear.

2 The holy, spotless, Lamb of God,
Who freely gave His life and blood
For all my numerous sins to atone,
I for my Lord and Savior own.

3 Therefore my Savior’s blood and death
Are here the substance of my faith;
And shall remain, when I’m called hence,
My only hope and confidence.

4 Lord Jesus Christ, all praise to Thee,
That Thou didst deign a man to be,
And for each soul which Thou hast made
Hast an eternal ransom paid.

5 Thy incarnation, wounds, and death
I will confess while I have breath,
Till I shall see Thee face to face,
Arrayed with Thy righteousness.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #327

Translator: C. Kinchen

Kinchen, Charles, educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (B.A. 1729); an associate of the Wesleys; became Rector of Dummer, Hants; then joined the Fetter Lane Society, and d. Jan. 4, 1742. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. Spener, the father of Pietism, was his godfather; and Franke, the founder of the famous Orphan House, in Halle, was for several years his tutor. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligat… Go to person page >

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