12 April 2009

Ashamed, I Hear my Mocking Voice

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 any thing
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!

by Sarah Sadler, with beautiful piano and violin