Hymn: No condemnation

No condemnation ! O my soul,
’Tis God that speaks the word:
Perfect in comeliness art thou,
In Christ thy glorious Lord.

In heaven His blood for ever speaks,
In God the Father’s ear:
His church, the jewels, on His heart,
Jesus will ever hear.

No condemnation! precious word!
Consider it, my soul;
Thy sins were all on Jesus laid;
His stripes have made me whole.

Teach us, O God, to fix our eyes
On Christ, the spotless Lamb,
So shall we love thy gracious will,
And glorify thy name.

Horatius Bonar

This hymn is from J. C. Ryle’s little book Spiritual Songs, published in 1849, when he was rector of Helmingham, Suffolk. The hymns Ryle selected were not found in the most common hymnbooks of the day.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8.1

Suggested tune: Kilmarnock (“In Christ there is no East or West”).

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