Christ My Song - 1426
Ours is a pardon bought with blood
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Ours is a pardon bought with blood.
"Having made peace, through the blood of his cross."
1. Ours is a pardon bought with blood,
amazing truth! the blood of one,
who, without usurpation, could
lay claim to heav'n's eternal throne.
2. No victim of inferior worth
could ward the stroke that justice aimed.
For none but he, in heav'n or earth,
could offer that which justice claimed.
3. But he, the Lord of glory, came,
on yonder cross he bowed his head;
he suffered pain, he suffered shame,
and lay a pris'ner with the dead.
4. But, lo! he rises from the grave,
and bears the greatest, sweetest name;
the Lord, almighty now to save,
from sin, from death, from endless shame.
5. Sweet is the pardon thus procured,
and, oh! how dear the Saviour is
to him for whom he thus endured
the punishment that else were his!
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 680.