Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Forever Favored

"Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?" (1 Chronicles 17:16).  "Sing forth the honor of His name: make His praise glorious... O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of His praise to be heard:  which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved" (Psalm 66:8,9).  "Jesus Christ... loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen" (Revelation 1:5,6).

We ought to ponder well today
The reason Jesus came to die
Until we each are led are led to say
To God with wonder, "Who am I?" 

O bless the Lord our God forever,
And praise the Savior we adore! 
He saves us, not by our endeavor,
But by His grace forevermore! 

Sing forth the honor of the name
Of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior,
Who rescued us from endless shame
And holds our soul with saving favor! 

Come, make His praises glorious  
In view of endless love He proved
When Jesus gave Himself for us
And all our sins He thus removed! 

To Jesus Christ be endless praise
Who with His blood has cleansed our sins! 
As kings and priests, declare His ways: 
He beautifies each soul He wins! 

O Lord, we thank You for salvation
At such a cost unspeakable! 
Though we deserved Your condemnation,
With favor You have saved our soul!    

Forever favored, Lord, we are;    
Bought with a price, we are Your own!    
Now cleansed from  sin, no longer far,
We draw near to Your gracious throne. 

We take the message of Your grace,
O Lord, to those who need to hear
That there is rest in Your embrace;
Eternal favor draws them near. 

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