Scripture Verse

The blood of Jesus Christ…cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7


Words: Hen­ry A. La­ve­ry, in the Roy­al Di­a­dem, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1873), num­ber 38.

Music: Ba­ton Rouge W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of La­ve­ry (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

W. Howard Doane


The blood of Jesus! catch the strain,
Ye royal sons of truth;
And let the theme proclaim His reign,
Fresh with eternal youth;
The blood of Jesus! grander grows
This wondrous song of love,
Until the heart with rapture flows,
And joins the harps above.

The blood of Jesus! O ye choirs
Before the Father’s throne,
With gladness touch your trembling lyres,
And make His glories known;
The blood of Jesus! higher still
The charming anthem raise,
And let its grandeur sweetly fill
The universe of praise.

The blood of Jesus! O ye band
Of saints redeemed above,
No angel in that heavenly land
Can sing your song of love;
The blood of Jesus! join the lay,
Ye pilgrims here below,
Till, in the realms of perfect day,
The glad new song ye know.