Hymn: No condemnation, O my soul

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.

Robert C. Chapman

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.

Suggested tune: Marlow (“Am I a soldier of the cross?”).

Download a .pdf file of the hymnal.

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


  • An Anglican minister, teacher, speaker, and writer, Daniel has served as a parish pastor, military chaplain, hospital chaplain, and bishop. He is editor of Confessing Anglicans.

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John Minshell
John Minshell
October 24, 2020 2:39 am

I sent this to a Friend
God Bless

January 15, 2022 9:00 am

This was written by brother Robert Cleaver Chapman, not by Horatius Bonar.

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