Monday, February 04, 2008

Hymn - Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness

Here's another good all around hymn that came to my notice because of the adoration by a good brother in Christ in his blog; good lyrics and beautiful melody.

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Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness

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Words: Nikolaus L. von Zin­zen­dorf, 1739 (Christi Blut und Ge­rech­tig­keit); first pub­lished in the eighth ap­pen­dix to his Das Ge­sang-Buch der Ge­meine in Herrn-Huth.; trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by
bio("John Wes­ley","w/e/s/wesley_j")

Music: Will­iam Gar­din­er, 1815

Cyberhymnal(MI­DI, score).


Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
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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.
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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.
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The holy, meek, unspotted Lamb,
Who from the Father’s bosom came,
Who died for me, e’en me to atone,
Now for my Lord and God I own.
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Lord, I believe Thy precious blood,
Which, at the mercy seat of God,
Forever doth for sinners plead,
For me, e’en for my soul, was shed.
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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.
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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.
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This spotless robe the same appears,
When ruined nature sinks in years;
No age can change its glorious hue,
The robe of Christ is ever new.
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Jesus, the endless praise to Thee,
Whose boundless mercy hath for me—
For me a full atonement made,
An everlasting ransom paid.
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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.

4 comments:

Todd said...

I did manage to resing both Whiter Than Snow and I Sing the Mighty Power of God in the last two days. Sounds encouraging but the voice is not nearly out of the woods yet. I haven't had a chance to think about singing this one yet. I'll probably give it a try later in the week. What a shame. But I'm not going to become a better singer if I don't sing, so I have to do what I have to do. The wise thing to do with regards to my singing may be to check back in a year.

Christopher said...

Good stuff. Good hymn.

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.

If only we could get ourselves to proclaim that more before we die. That's my goal.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord. You did this wonderful hymn.

Brian

Todd said...

What a nice one. Amen to that brother.

And thanks for the inadvertant reminder Christopher to get the words to this hymn posted too.