Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Grace for the Guilty

"If a soul sin...yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity" (Leviticus 5:17).  "But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD... And the LORD shall help them... and save them, because they trust in Him" (Psalm 37:39,40).  "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that... the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ... gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works" (Titus 2:11-14).    

A soul that sins shall bear his guilt
Unless a sinless Sacrifice
Shall clear the case against him built
By satisfying judgment's price. 

The Lord has heard the earnest cry
Of guilty souls in desperation,  
And to this end He came to die
For those who trust Him for salvation. 

The grace of God has now appeared
Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior,
Who gave Himself and thereby cleared
Our sin and guilt with saving favor. 

O Lord, we thank You for the grace
Which You have brought us from above
To clear the guilty sinner's case
And purify us with Your love.  

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