Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30
Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book 1, 1707, number 97.
Christ, our wisdom, righteousness &c.
Music: St. Crispin George J. Elvey, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).
Buried in shadows of the night,
We lie till Christ restores the light;
Wisdom descends to heal the blind,
And chase the darkness of the mind.
Our guilty souls are drowned in tears,
Till His atoning blood appears;
Then we awake from deep distress,
The Lord, our righteousness.
Our very frame is mixed with sin,
His Spirit makes our natures clean;
Such virtues from His sufferings flow,
At once to cleanse, and pardon, too.
Jesus beholds where Satan reigns,
Binding his slaves in heavy chains;
He sets the prisoners free, and breaks,
The iron bondage from our necks.
Poor helpless worms in Thee possess
Grace, wisdom, power, and righteousness;
Thou art our mighty All, and we
Give our whole selves, O Lord, to Thee.