Scripture Verse

You were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1:18–19


Words: D. C. Ad­di­son, in The Morn­ing Star, by Knowles Shaw (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio & Os­ka­loo­sa, Io­wa: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1877), num­ber 3.

Music: Čapl­ji­na D. C. Ad­di­son, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ad­di­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I have a home at last,
’Twas bought by blood di­vine,
Safe from the stor­my blast,
And the blest ti­tle mine.
Blood paid for ev­ery stone,
For roof, and nail and door;
There death is ne­ver known,
But life for ev­er­more.

These em­blems mark the wall—
The cross, the nails, the spear;
Five bleed­ing wounds in all
Show me the ti­tle clear.
On Cal­va­ry ’twas paid,
Each drop to Jus­tice due;
And Love di­vine there laid
The price for me and you.

Blood-bought, I stand se­cure,
Since Je­sus died for me;
Blood-bought, re­demp­tion sure,
If I but cling to Thee.
Washed in this blood di­vine,
In glo­ry to ap­pear;
Like Him for­ev­er shine,
His wel­come voice to hear.