Certainly Jesus does what is just and right, but more than that He is our righteousness.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 33:14-16

ESV Text: Jeremiah 33:14-16


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:50 and ends at about 3:26

14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. 15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 645:
Behold, a Branch Is Growing

— Organ Audio


1. Behold a branch is growing 
As of loveliest form and grace, 
As prophets sung, foreknowing; 
It springs from Jesse’s race 
And bears one little Flower 
In midst of coldest winter, 
At deepest midnight hour. 

2. Isaiah hath foretold It 
In words of promise sure, 
And Mary’ s arms enfold It, 
A virgin meek and pure. 
Through God’s eternal will 
This Child to her is given 
At midnight calm and still. 

3. The shepherds heard the story, 
Proclaimed by angels bright, 
How Christ, the Lord of Glory, 
Was born on earth this night. 
To Bethlehem they sped 
And in the manger found him, 
As angel heralds said. 

4. This Flower, whose fragrance tender 
With sweetness fills the air, 
Dispels with glorious splendor 
The darkness everywhere. 
True Man, yet very God; 
From sin and death He saves us 
And lightens every load. 

5. O Savior, Child of Mary, 
Who felt our human woe; 
O Savior, King of Glory. 
Who dost our weakness know, 
Bring us at length, we pray. 
To the bright courts of heaven 
And to the endless day.