Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bountiful Benefits

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:  who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's" (Psalm 103:2-5).  "Having forgiven you all trespasses, blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us… [He] took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross" (Colossians 2:13,14). 

God's benefits are bountiful,
Yet very costly; none are free,  
For Jesus Christ poured out His soul
To purchase them for you and me.

He pardons our iniquities
And purges them away as dross;
He heals all our soul's disease
By His travail on His cross.

The Lord redeems us from destruction;
He crowns us with His grace and truth. 
Though outward strength may see reduction,
His joy renews our inward youth. 

Your benefits are great, O Lord,
And we remember, too, their price,
For all this bountiful reward
Was purchased by Your sacrifice.  

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