The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground. Genesis 4:10
Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1707–09, Book 2, number 118.
The priesthood of Christ.
Music: Allmächtiger Gott Johann Crüger, 1640 (🔊 pdf nwc).
Blood has a voice to pierce the skies,
Revenge! the blood of Abel cries;
But the dear stream when Christ was slain
Speaks peace as loud from every vein.
Pardon and peace from God on high;
Behold, He lays His vengeance by,
And rebels that deserved His sword
Become the favorites of the Lord.
To Jesus let our praises rise
Who gave His life a sacrifice;
Now He appears before His God,
And for our pardon pleads His blood.