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.
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.
Jesus, be endless praise to thee,
Whose boundless mercy hath for me—
For me a full atonement made,
An everlasting ransom paid.
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.
—Nikolaus L. von Zinzendorf
Lori Sealy with a new tune
A short history of this hymn
Other hymns, worship songs, prayers, sermons excerpts, or quotes posted today:
- Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us at The Happy Wonderer
- Prayer for Patience at The Upward Call
- The fountain from which true peace is drawn at Tried With Fire
- Your weekly dose of Spurgeon: The cure for heartache at Pyromaniacs
Have you posted a hymn (or sermon, sermon notes, prayer, etc.) today and I missed it? Let me know by leaving a link in the comments or by contacting me using the contact form linked above, and I’ll add your post to the list.