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Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Words by Nikolaus L. von Zinzendorf (1700-1760), 1739, Translated by John Wesley (1703-1791), 1740
Tune: GERMANY in William Gardiner’s “Sacred Melodies,” 1815
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
Time signature: 3/4
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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. 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.
4. 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.