Scripture Verse

To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood…to Him be glory and power forever and ever! Revelation 1:5–6

Introduction

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John Newton
1725–1807

Words: John New­ton, Twen­ty Six Let­ters on Re­li­gious Sub­jects, by Om­i­cron 1774, alt.

Music: All Saints Old Darm­stadt Ge­sang­buch, 1698 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Let us love and sing and won­der,
Let us praise the Sav­ior’s name!
He has hushed the law’s loud thun­der,
He has quenched Mount Si­nai’s flame.
He has washed us with His blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord who bought us,
Pitied us when en­emies,
Called us by His grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears and gave us eyes:
He has washed us with His blood,
He pre­sents our souls to God.

Let us sing, though fierce temp­ta­tion
Threaten hard to bear us down!
For the Lord, our strong sal­va­tion,
Holds in view the con­quer­or’s crown:
He who washed us with His blood
Soon will bring us home to God.

Let us won­der, grace and jus­tice
Join and point to mer­cy’s store;
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles and asks no more:
He who washed us with His blood
Has se­cured our way to God.

Let us praise, and join the cho­rus
Of the saints en­throned on high;
Here they trust­ed Him be­fore us,
Now their prais­es fill the sky:
Thou hast washed us with Your blood;
Thou art wor­thy, Lamb of God!

Hark! the name of Je­sus, sound­ed
Loud, from gold­en harps above!
Lord, we blush, and are con­found­ed,
Faint our prais­es, cold our love!
Wash our souls and songs with blood,
For by Thee we come to God.