The Precious Blood

My husband and I sang a song this past Sunday that was taken from the Puritan Prayers, those beautifully written prayers that emerged in the 16th and 17th centuries out of the reformation stirring throughout Christendom of that era.  Their simple, God-honoring, spoken prayers were collected in what was called the Common Book of Prayer.

It’s so wonderful to find lyrics that speak the meat of gospel message loudly in an age where content is more focused on self than on the Almighty…on his sacrifice for us….on the sovereignty of God and the rich grace and mercy bestowed on those who believe.

You can hear a snippet of  The Precious Blood (Choose No. 10) here.  Content matters in an age where truth is often hidden.  The CD this song comes from is called the Valley of Vision, which is also a book you can purchase here.  These timeless prayers won’t disappoint your heart.

Here’s the original prayer the lyrics of this song were taken from.  How I miss this kind of language in our worship!  As someone who participates in the music ministry of the church, my heart longs for content and truth to shine through the melody.  Thankfully, some people feel the same way I do.

Galatians 3:13 tells us thatChrist redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us..”   How awesome to really understand that Christ became a curse….for us!


Blessed Lord Jesus,
Before your cross we kneel and see
the heinousness of our sin,
our iniquity that caused you to be ‘made a curse’,
the evil that excites the severity of divine wrath.
Show us the enormity of our guilt by
the crown of thorns,
the pierced hands and feet,
the bruised body,
the dying cries.
Your blood is the blood of incarnate God,
its worth infinite, its value beyond all thought.
Infinite must be the evil and guilt that demands such a price.
. . .
Yet your compassions yearn over us,
your heart hastens to our rescue,
your love endured our curse,
your mercy bore our deserved stripes.
Let us walk humbly in the lowest depths of humility,
bathed in your blood,
tender of conscience,
triumphing gloriously as heirs of salvation.


2 responses to this post.

  1. hey Kathy–added you to my blogroll. God bless you and your blog!

  2. Thanks so much, Dave! That reminds me – I need to add you to mine….so here I go. BTW – how do you make that red print at the top of your last post?

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