The Perfect Righteousness of God
A hymn by Albert Midlane (1825-1909)
The perfect righteousness of God
Is witnessed in the Saviour’s blood;
‘Tis the cross of Christ we trace
His righteousness, yet wondrous grace.
God could not pass the sinner by;
Justice demands that he should die;
But in the cross of Christ we see
How God can save, yet righteous be.
The judgment fell on Jesus’ head;
‘Twas in His blood sin’s debt was 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.”
Click here to listen to an acapella version of “The Perfect Righteousness of God” by Philip Bliss: