Hymn 462 - "Ours is a pardon bought with blood,"


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!


No victim of inferior worth

Could bear the stroke that justice aimed;

For none but He, in heav'n or earth,

Could offer that which justice claimed.


But He, the Lord of glory, came;

Upon the cross He bowed His head;

He suffered pain, He suffered shame,

And lay a prisoner with the dead.


But lo!   He's risen from the grave,

And bears the greatest, noblest Name:

The Lord—almighty now to save

From sin, from death, from endless shame.