And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
I Corinthians 1:30
Can you see a glimmer of red against the backdrop of white when you read the lyrics of this great hymn? More Grace to daily live on Jesus’ merit.
“Lamb of God, We Fall Before Thee”
By Joseph Hart, 1759
Lamb of God, we fall before Thee,
Humbly trusting in Thy cross.
That alone be all our glory;
All things else are only dross.
Thee we own a perfect Savior,
Only source of all that’s good.
Every grace and every favor
Comes to us through Jesus’ blood.
Jesus gives us true repentance
By His Spirit sent from Heav’n;
Whispers this transporting sentence,
“Son, thy sins are all forgiv’n.”
Faith He grants us to believe it,
Grateful hearts His love to prize;
Want we wisdom? He must give it,
Hearing ears and seeing eyes.
Jesus gives us pure affections,
Wills to do what He requires,
Makes us follow His directions,
What He commands, He inspires.
All our prayers and all our praises,
Rightly offered in His Name—
He that dictates them is Jesus;
He that answers is the same.
When we live on Jesus’ merit,
Then we worship God aright,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Then we savingly unite.
Hear the whole conclusion of it;
Great of good, whate’er we call,
God, or King, or Priest, or Prophet,
Jesus Christ is All in All.
That’s the beauty of a cardinal in the snow, isn’t it? A reminder of what it cost to set me free…
Thank you, Deidra! It’s fun to link up with The Sunday Community.