1 Who knew no sin and no deceiving,
Has borne my sin and my distress;
And I by grace in Him believing,
Now deck me with His righteousness.
As He is sinner to my good,
So I am holy through His blood.
2 Nay not in me, self-righteous were it,
On God's grace rests my holiness;
He looks on Christ's atoning merit,
And counts this as my righteousness:
This I believe, and hence my claim,
That I am holy in His Name.
3 In Christ, by faith then, I am holy,
In self though 'tis not yet the case;
But I will likewise now so wholly
Seek e'er in life to walk by grace,
That soul and body may remain
All blameless till Christ come again.
4 I will devote my every member
To serve in righteousness God's will,
Then when I falter, e'er remember
That I may trust God's mercy still;
And pray that God would guide through strife,
That I may lead a holy life.
5 Thus will I walk, O God, before Thee,
That my light too may shine alway
And that I by my life adore Thee,
Till I at length on that great day
In life and self shall holy be,
And wholly perfect, Lord, with Thee.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #402