"Through Jesus' Blood and Merit"
                           by Simon Dach, 1605-1959
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Through Jesus' blood and merit
        I am at peace with God;
        What, then, can daunt my spirit,
        However dark my road?
        My courage shall not fail me,
        For God is on my side;
        Though hell itself assail me,
        Its rage I may deride.

        2. There's naught that me can sever
        From the great love of God;
        No want, no pain, whatever,
        No famine, peril, flood.
        Though thousand foes surround me,
        For slaughter mark Thy sheep,
        They never shall confound me,
        The victory I shall reap.

        3. Yea, neither life's temptation
        Nor death's so trying hour,
        Nor angels of high station,
        Nor any other power,
        Nor things that now are present,
        Nor things that are to come,
        Nor height, however pleasant,
        Nor depths of deepest gloom.

        4. Nor any creature ever
        Shall from the love of God
        This wretched sinner sever;
        For in my Savior's blood
        This love its fountain taketh;
        He hears my faithful prayer
        And nevermore forsaketh
        His own dear child and heir.

Notes: Hymn #372 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Romans 8:35-39 Author: Simon Dach, 1651, cento Titled: "Ich bin bei Gott in Gnaden" Tune: "Ich dank' dir, lieber Herr" 1st Published in: _Musika Teutsch_, 1532 Town: Nuernberg
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