The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground.@Genesis 4:10
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1707-09, Book II, number 118.

Allmächtiger Gott Johann Crüger, 1640 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann Crüger (1598-1662)

Blood has a voice to pierce the skies,
Revenge! the blood of Abel cries;
But the dear stream when Christ was slain
Speaks peace as loud from every vein.

Pardon and peace from God on high;
Behold, He lays His vengeance by,
And rebels that deserved His sword
Become the favorites of the Lord.

To Jesus let our praises rise
Who gave His life a sacrifice;
Now He appears before His God,
And for our pardon pleads His blood.