Friday, January 02, 2009

Rolling around in my head....

I've been thinking the words of this song all day today. I can hardly ever sing it without crying (for good reason!). It's been my prayer for Manny today...that the truth in these words -the gospel- would saturate his heart and spill over into his affections, his work, his play, his relationships, bringing great glory to the Father. What a good, good hymn.

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


nicole said...

I LOVE this hymn, too! Just reading it here on your blog made me cry!

Mom said...

I don't know this song...but wish I did