Thursday, March 20, 2008

He Took My Place

For our sake
He made Him to be sin
who knew no sin,
so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

The Gospel is incomprehensible unless you understand that Jesus took the place of me, you, and every other person born when he died on the cross. Although he was sinless, he took the blame for our sins so we could have eternal life. Read the words of this beautiful hymn...

I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever living Head.

He lives to bless me with His love,
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed,
He lives to help in time of need.

He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save,
He lives all glorious in the sky,
He lives exalted there on high.

He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with His eye,
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.

He lives to silence all my fears,
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I’ll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death:
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to His Name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
I know that my Redeemer lives!

by Samuel Medley, 1738-1799

1 comment:

Lille meg said...

Thank you for sharing this!
It is easter, and now we shall remember that Jesus took our sins.
But not only by easter shall we remember it. We shall always remember....
Have a blessed easter!