Scripture Verse

Christ bought us with His blood. Galatians 3:13


Words: S. A. Alt, in Ce­les­ti­al Songs, ed­it­ed by B. B. Funk (Ath­ens, Mi­chi­gan: B. B. Funk, 1890), num­ber 37.

Music: Ger­ing B. B. Funk (🔊 pdf nwc).

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My only comfort, only joy,
To know I’m bought with blood divine;
The voice of Je­sus sweetly sounds,
Child, thou art Mine, for­ev­er Mine.


I’m not my own, I’m not my own;
For Je­sus’ blood hath purchased me;
His life for me, my life for Him,
My only comfort this shall be.

Delivered from the fear of death,
Delivered from the grave and hell,
Delivered from the tempter’s power,
I’m Christ’s for­ev­er! Sin, farewell.


Him whose I am I now shall serve,
And take delight to know His will;
O Mas­ter! keep me, and preserve,
That I may all Thy words fulfill.


For Thee I’ll live, in Thee I’ll die,
Assured by Thy Spi­rit divine;
That Thou art nigh, for­ev­er nigh,
My only comfort! I am Thine.