73. The Lord of Life in Death Hath Lain

L.M.
by J. Wesley
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The Lord of life in death hath lain,
 
To clear me from all charge of sin;
 
And, Lord, from guilt of crimson stain
 
Thy precious blood hath made me clean.
Acts 3:15; John 19:38-42; Romans 8:33-34; Isaiah 1:18; 1 Peter 1:18-19
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And now a righteousness divine
 
Is all my glory, all my trust;
 
Nor will I fear since that is mine,
 
While Thou dost live, and God is just.
Philippians 3:9; Romans 3:26; Isaiah 61:10
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Clad in this robe, how bright I shine!
 
Angels possess not such a dress;
 
Angels have not a robe like mine—
 
Jesus the Lord's my righteousness.
1 Corinthians 1:30; Jeremiah 23:6
“And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.” (Acts 3:15)
“And after this Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.” (John 19:38-42)
“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” (Romans 8:33-34)
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19)
“And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” (Philippians 3:9)