Jesus, Thy Blood and
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 thru 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 upon the ocean shore,
Thou hast for all a ransom paid,
For all a full atonement made.
by Nicholaus von Zinzendorf
translated by John Wesley
(taken from Great Hymns of the Faith)
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to
enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
This was the favorite hymn of Charlotte E. Hoover,
who got her promotion to glory May 16, 1997.
She was 86 years old, and reading her Bible through for the 87th time.
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