Friday, March 31, 2017

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: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of Thy countenance.  In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in Thy righteousness shall they be exalted" (Psalm 89:14-16).  "He [Caiaphas] prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; and not for that nation only, but that also He should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad" (John 11:51,52).   

We hear the joyful sound of grace
Where justice has been satisfied,
For Jesus went before the face
Of judgment, when for us He died! 

This is the joyful sound above:
The theme that Jesus saves alone,
Rejoicing in His wondrous love
With His redeemed around the throne. 

Though Caiaphas also had foretold
That Christ would die for Israel's nation,
His heart was hardened, blind, and cold;
He saw no cause for celebration. 

O Lord, we hear the joyful sound
That "Jesus Saves!" the souls abroad,
For grace and truth will yet abound
To all the world so loved by God!  

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