In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.
Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.
Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness
by Nikolaus L. von Zinzendorf (1739)
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.
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,
And 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.
I found two versions of this song. The first is a traditional, congregational singing and the second is a more modern acoustic duet.
If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.