Monday, March 9, 2009

Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Jesus on Cross by Dynamic Graphics
Jesus on Cross

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.

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.

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.

Lord, I believe were sinners more
Than sands up on the ocean shore,
Thou hast for all a ransom paid,
For all a full atonement made.

Text: Nicolas L. von Zinzendorf 1739; translated by John Wesley

You can read more about Zinzendorf and the hymn here. I remember another hymn in the Moravian Hymnal, The Savior's Blood and Righteousness with a different tune.

My Savior's Blood and Righteousness,
My beauty is, my glorious dress;
Thus well arrayed, I need not fear,
When in His presence I appear.

Hear this tune here. Click the black and white notes to the left of Harmony.

Music: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815

Listen to the music here.

Image courtesy of All Posters


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
(((Hugz))) Wow I like your new blog look!!! How are you my friend. I have had to go to so many fuctions including ones that have made my heart so sad because I have lost friends so young. But praise God they were a child of God.

Hugz Lorie

Maxine said...

I Love that song!!! I always have! Thanks for posting those words--they are so beautiful!


A wonderful song and for me who has been saved by that blood know exactly what the song writer is saying and it is glorious. connie

Peggy said...

Blessings Cathy, How beautifully you depicted each part of this as a reflection!