Saturday, September 06, 2014

Treasures and Triumph

“In [Christ] are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge… And you, being dead in your sins… hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us… nailing it to his cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:3,13-15). 

In Christ are hid the boundless treasures
Of wisdom, knowledge, and of grace. 
At His right hand are endless pleasures
Which in His presence now we trace. 

And we who once were dead in sins,
Are now alive in Christ our Lord. 
We are the prize our Savior wins,
And Christ Himself is our Reward. 

Our list of sins which had been written
Have all been blotted out by Christ
Who as the Lamb of God was smitten
And for our souls was sacrificed. 

Behold our Savior on the cross
Where all our sins were thereby nailed! 
Behold Him purge our sins as dross;
Triumphantly our Lord prevailed! 

O Lord, how great is Your salvation,
Beyond comparison by far! 
How high above our contemplation
Your treasures and Your triumph are!

Lord, send us forth now to proclaim
The treasures of amazing love,
The triumph in Your holy name,
And grace extended from above. 

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