Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Greatness in Grace

"In [His] hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind" (Job 12:10).  "O give thanks unto the LORD... who remembered us in our low estate... and hath redeemed us" (Psalm 136:1,23,24).  "He giveth grace unto the lowly" (Proverbs 3:34).  "The Word was God... and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us... full of grace and truth... And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1:1-17). 

How great is the God we adore;
His hand holds our soul and our breath! 
He knew our condition so poor, 
For sin was demanding our death. 

Give thanks to our wonderful Lord
Who loved us in our low estate,
And for us His soul was outpoured
With grace so unspeakably great! 

Our Savior, exalted and holy,
Who rules from eternity's throne,
Extending His grace to the lowly,
Redeems them and calls them His own.

"The Word" is the title John gave
Portraying the Lord of creation  
Made flesh for the souls He would save
By grace from their just condemnation.   

How full is the grace we received! 
How great was the price that He paid
That we might be saved who believed,
And thereby the sons of God made! 

Though Moses had given the Law,
Its power could only condemn. 
The grace and the truth that men saw
Was offered through Jesus for them.

O Lord, as we ponder Your grace,
Its greatness exceeds our expression! 
Descending to die in our place,
You purged from us every transgression!

Your greatness in grace, precious Savior,
Is more than our hearts can take in! 
Forever we'll thank You for favor
That washed away all of our sin.

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