Scripture Verse

The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground. Genesis 4:10

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 118. The priest­hood of Christ.

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

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Johann Crüger
(1598–1662)

Lyrics

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.