Monday, January 11, 2016

Cleared by Christ

"How shall we clear ourselves?  God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants" (Genesis 44:16).  "O give thanks unto the LORD...  Who remembered us in our low estate... and hath redeemed us... for His mercy endureth for ever" (Psalm 136:1,23,24).  "Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death" (Proverbs 11:4).  "We ourselves are comforted of God... Who delivered us from so great a death" (2 Corinthians 1:4,10).  

The searching eye of God has seen
And found out the iniquity
That separates us far between
His righteousness eternally. 

In view of this, who would have dreamed
That Christ would stand up in our place
And die for us whom He redeemed,
So He might clear us by His grace? 

The riches of this troubled earth
Are left behind with our last breath,  
Which neither clear us by their worth
Nor ransom us at last from death. 

Receive our thanks, Lord Jesus Christ,
For clearing us upon Your cross
When You were thereby sacrificed
To purge our sins away as dross.  

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