How Shall We Thank You   2 comments

Crucifix III July 15, 2014

Above:  One of My Crucifixes, July 2015

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = Moravian Book of Worship (1995), Moravian Church in America

Original Czech Text (1541) by John Augusta (1500-1572)

English Translation (1989; copyright 1991) by Jaroslav Jan Vajda (1919-2008)

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1.  How shall we thank you,

Christ, our Lord, for holy life and blood outpoured?

Who else assumed our debt and death,

who else deserves our trust and faith?

2.  Your dying cleansed the world of sin,

and all who die with you are clean,

washed in your blood, we lose our stains,

and with your cross you break our chains.

3.  Your willing death upon the cross

has earned God’s priceless gift for us;

the Spirit by whose pow’r we

kill our pride and do our Father’s will.

4.  The life you lived you lived that

we might live that life eternally;

your eager Spirit shows us

how we can enjoy it even now.

5.  How shall we praise you, Christ our Lord,

for holy life and blood outpoured?

Who else assumed our debt and death,

who else deserves our trust and faith?

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