Thursday, November 27, 2014

Joyful Sound: Jesus Saves

"Justice and judgment are the habitation of Thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before Thy face.  Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound... In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in Thy righteousness shall they be exalted" (Psalm 89:14-16).  "Thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins... and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" (Matthew 1:21-23).  "The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1:17). 

The justice of God's holy throne
Required judgment to be done.   
The Law of God had made this known,
And charged us guilty, every one. 

The Law declared that we were cursed,
Yet God provided an exemption,   
For grace and truth can save the worst
Through Christ who died for our redemption. 

Draw near to hear the joyful sound
Of sinners rescued by the Savior! 
The righteousness that they have found
In Christ extends His saving favor! 

Thank God that Christ our Savior came
To save us from eternal hell! 
Come, magnify our Savior's name:   
Lord Jesus Christ, Emmanuel! 

The joyful sound that we have heard
That rises up in heaven's ranks,
We join as we declare God's Word
And give to Christ our heartfelt thanks. 

O Lord, our Savior, Jesus Christ,
We thank you for the price you paid
When for us You were sacrificed
And grace and truth were thus displayed! 

We thank You, Lord, and we rejoice
As we proclaim Your great salvation!
With joyful sound we lift our voice
To sing Your Gospel's proclamation.  

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