Friday, April 10, 2009

What sacrifice...

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Thank you to Bethany, for the picture!


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Les said...

I love this song! It is such a powerful reminder of all our Savior did for us and how much we owe Him! I cannot even imagine what it would be like to go through what He did....truely He loves us like no other! What else can I do but give Him my love in return?

My Bright Corner said...

Love this song!

So powerful for this Easter weekend.

Dianna V said...

"Why should I gain from His reward?
"I cannot give an answer
"But this I know with all my heart
"His wounds have paid my ransom"

Amen! Praise God!

Happy Easter to you two!

Ashley said...

The first time I heard this song was in Spanish at language school. It has been one of my favorites ever since. A good thought for this weekend, thanks for posting it!!

Megan said...

One of my favorite songs!

Ruth said...

A powerful reminder!! Have a happy Easter!! (btw, nice pic. like the rock behind it and such)

Rebecca said...

I love this song! We (the choir) sang it on Sunday.

eje said...

What is the name of this song? I like the words alot.