Friday, March 26, 2010

Countered Curse

"Justice and judgment are the habitation of Thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before Thy face. Blessed is the people who know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance. In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day, and in Thy righteousness shall they be exalted" (Psalm 89:14-16). "As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come" (Proverbs 26:2).

The curse upon our world today
Was introduced by sin.
Yet God has found a wondrous way
To usher blessing in.

The curse has come; we know its cause:
God hasn't kept us guessing,
But though we broke His holy laws,
He countered it with blessing.

Hallelujah! We have found
By God's amazing grace
A reason for the joyful sound
Before His holy face!

God's justice and His judgment stand;
His throne, their habitation,
Yet He by truth and mercy planned
And brought to us salvation!

This is why our Savior died:
To ransom thus the cursed!
This is how we're justified:
He took our judgment first!

With joy, O Lord, we now rehearse
Your love that You have shown,
Since You redeemed us from the curse
And claimed us as Your own.

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