67*. The Perfect Righteousness of God

L.M.
1
The perfect righteousness of God
 
Is witnessed in the Saviour's blood;
 
'Tis in the cross of Christ we trace
 
His righteousness, yet wondrous grace.
2
God could not pass the sinner by,
 
His sin demands that he must die;
 
But in the cross of Christ we see
 
How God can save, yet righteous be.
Ezekiel 18:4,20,26
3
The sin alights on Jesus' head,
 
'Tis in His blood sin's debt is paid;
 
Stern justice can demand no more,
 
And mercy can dispense her store.
4
The sinner who believes is free,
 
Can say, "The Saviour died for me":
 
Can point to the atoning blood,
 
And say, "This made my peace with God."
Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:20
“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:4)
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” (Ezekiel 18:20)
“When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.” (Ezekiel 18:26)
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” (Colossians 1:20)