Scripture Verse

You were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1:18–19

Introduction

Words: D. C. Ad­di­son, in The Morn­ing Star, by Knowles Shaw (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio & Os­ka­loo­sa, Io­wa: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1877), num­ber 3.

Music: Čapl­ji­na D. C. Ad­di­son, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ad­di­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I have a home at last,
’Twas bought by blood divine,
Safe from the stormy blast,
And the blest title mine.
Blood paid for every stone,
For roof, and nail and door;
There death is never known,
But life for evermore.

These emblems mark the wall—
The cross, the nails, the spear;
Five bleeding wounds in all
Show me the title clear.
On Calvary ’twas paid,
Each drop to Justice due;
And Love divine there laid
The price for me and you.

Blood-bought, I stand secure,
Since Jesus died for me;
Blood-bought, redemption sure,
If I but cling to Thee.
Washed in this blood divine,
In glory to appear;
Like Him forever shine,
His welcome voice to hear.