Scripture Verse

The blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:24

Introduction

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William Gadsby
1773–1844
National Portrait Gallery

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Words: Will­iam Gads­by, The Na­za­rene’s Songs (Man­ches­ter, Eng­land: 1814), num­ber 21.

Music: Xa­vier Fran­cis H. Champ­neys, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Francis H. Champneys
1848–1930

Lyrics

Mercy speaks by Je­su’s blood,
Hear and sing, ye sons of God,
Justice satisfied indeed,
Christ hath full atonement made.

Jesu’s blood speaks loud and sweet,
Here all Deity can meet,
And without a jarring voice,
Welcome Zion to rejoice.

Should the law against her roar,
Jesu’s blood still speaks with power;
All her debts were cast on Me,
And she must and shall go free.

Peace of conscience, peace with God,
We obtain through Je­su’s blood;
Jesu’s blood speaks solid rest,
We believe, and we are blest.

When the blood of sprinkling cries,
Clouds are banished from the skies;
Every attribute divine,
In their greatest glo­ry shine.

Jesu’s blood speaks life and power,
And in every trying hour,
Trusting this al­migh­ty voice,
Zion must and shall rejoice.

Would the Chris­tian walk in love,
Circumspect and godly prove,
Then be this his constant aim,
On the blood of Christ to lean.

Here’s his strength to will and do,
And whatever he goes through,
This should be his only plea,
Jesu’s blood was shed for me.

O ye wretched sinners base,
Sunk in sin and sad disgrace;
Hear the blood of sprinkling cry,
Come, and you shall ne­ver die.