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280. To Avert from Men God's Wrath

1 To avert from men God’s wrath,
Jesus suffered in our stead;
by an ignominious death
He a full atonement made;
and by His most precious blood
brought us, sinners, nigh to God.

2 Christ bids each afflicted soul,
"Come that I may soothe your grief.
No one who is strong and whole
needs a doctor for relief;
therefore have no fear, draw nigh,
that your want I may supply."

3 But examine first your case,
whether you be in the faith;
do you long for pard’ning grace?
Is your only hope His death?
Then, how e’er your soul’s oppressed,
come, you are a worthy guest.

4 They who Jesus’ mercy knows
are from wrath and envy freed;
love unto our neighbor shows
that we are His flock indeed;
thus we may in all our ways
show forth our Redeemer’s praise.

Text Information
First Line: To avert from men God's wrath
Title: To Avert from Men God's Wrath
Author: John Hus (1410)
Translator: Martin Luther (1524)
Translator: Christian Ignatius La Trobe (1789)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Communion
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Key: D Major
Notes: Lower key: no. 84

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