Without blood is no remission

Without blood is no remission

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Without blood is no remission;
Thus the law proclaims from heaven;
Blood must flow--on this condition,
This alone, is sin forgiven:
Yes, a victim must be slain,
Else all hope of life is vain.

2 But the victim--who shall find it?
Such a one as sinners need?
To the altar who shall bind it?
Who shall make the victim bleed?
Questions these of anxious thought,
Till the word of God is bright.

3 God himself provides the Victim--
Jesus is the Lamb of God;
Heaven and earth and hell afflict him,
While he bears the sinner's load:
'Tis his blood, and that alone,
Can for human guilt atone.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #385

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Without blood is no remission
Author: Thomas Kelly