Scripture Verse

Whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. Philippians 3:7–9

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, num­ber 109. The val­ue of Christ and His right­eous­ness.

Music: Das Walt’ Gott Va­ter Dan­i­el Vet­ter, Mu­sic­al­ische Kirch-und Haus-Er­götz­lich­keit, part 2 (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1713). Adapt­ed and har­mo­nized by Jo­hann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach
(1685–1750)

Lyrics

No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of Thy Son.

Now, for the love I bear His name,
What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to His cross.

Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus’ sake:
O may my soul be found in Him,
And of His righteousness partake!

The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before Thy throne;
But faith can answer Thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done.