SUBJECT: PRAISE OF THE LORD-REMEMBRANCE OF HIM
METER: 7. 7. 7. 7. D.
AUTHOR: Witness Lee
COMPOSER: Herbert H. Booth
1 As we’re sharing of the cup,
How can we restrain our praise;
For the blood Thou shedd’st for us,
Worth of which none can appraise.
O how precious is Thy blood!
All our problems it resolves;
In Thine efficacious blood
All our care and fear dissolves.
2 It is by this blood of worth
The new testament was made;
For this better covenant,
’Tis a sure foundation laid.
We have been redeemed by God,
Not with silver or with gold,
But, Lord, with Thy precious blood,
Which Thy love doth e’er unfold.
3 For remission of our sins
Thou hast shed Thy cleansing blood.
Which for us has fully met
All the righteous claims of God.
Thou hast washed us from our sins
In Thy pow’rful purging blood;
And our conscience purged by it,
Thus to serve the living God.
4 By Thy separating blood,
We have all been sanctified;
’Tis by Thy preserving blood
Holiness is testified.
By Thy propitiating blood,
We have all been justified;
’Tis by Thy redeeming blood
God is fully satisfied.
5 Thru Thy blood shed on the cross,
We are reconciled to God,
That the way to contact Him
May in peace by us be trod.
By partaking of Thy blood,
We have Thine eternal life;
In Thy blood and life received,
We have rest, free from all strife.
6 Now, in heav’n Thy sprinkled blood
Speaks for us of better things;
Under its defending pow’r
We are kept from Satan’s stings.
By Thine overcoming blood,
We defeat the enemy;
Over our accuser thus,
We will have the victory.
7 Of Thy blood, for fellowship,
We commune with all Thy saints;
Under its full covering,
Our freed spirit never faints.
How can we exhaust, in words,
The account of Thy dear blood;
We will need eternity
To declare its boundless good.
Okota, Lagos, Nigeria
Hallelujah for the preciousness of the Blood of Jesus Christ. This Blood makes the difference in our lives.
Richmond, BC, Canada
As we partake of the Lord's supper, eating the bread and drinking the cup, I love how this song brings us into the deep realization of the significance of the Lord's blood. It is not enough to just know the blood of Jesus. We need to know the precious, substituting, efficacious, covenanting, cleansing, purging, separating, preserving, propitiating, redeeming, reconciling, defending, overcoming, covering blood. Truly, as stanza 7 says, we will need eternity to declare its boundless good.
I enjoy the hymn during the Lord's Table and it so wonderful to know that His Blood has fully met all the righteous claims of God. Praise the Lord.