We have been learning this hymn the past several weeks at Orwell Bible Church—
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.
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 us righteously.
The sin is on the Saviour laid,
‘Tis in His blood sin’s debt is paid;
Stern Justice can demand no more,
And Mercy can dispense her store.
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.”
Albert Midlane, 1825-1909