how deep the Father’s love for us

is my favorite hymn for Holy Week.  Any hymn worth its salt – in my opinion – should nearly bring you to tears, filled with powerful language.  Every time I sing this, the ole lump in the throat arises.  My eyes leak.  It’s wonderful, what Jesus has done for me – for all of us – because He loves me.   It is so real this year.  Thanks, Lord, for awakening my heart again to your reality.

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son

And make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon the cross
My sin upon His shoulder
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

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About lindsay

just a girl, creator, reader, learner, homeschooler. wife to one and mother to two others. in the city and loving it. in pursuit of God and community.
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