Wednesday, April 4, 2007

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

Easter is my favorite time of year. It's a great time to reflect on the love of God and the love of Jesus Christ. We praise Jesus for His sacrifice and praise be to God for Jesus' resurrection so that we don't have to fear death but rejoice in everlasting life in heaven!

Music is a passion of mine and sometimes a song can evoke such emotion because it speaks to the heart. There are some songs that really get me at Easter. Here are just a few of my favorites:

How Deep the Father's Love for Us
~ Stuart Townend

1. How deep the Father's love for us
how vast beyond all measure
that He would give His only Son
to make a wretched 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 go glory.

2. Behold the Man upon the cross;
my guilt upon His shoulders.
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.

3. I will not boast in anything:
no gifts, no pow'r, 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.

Man of Sorrows
~ Phillip P. Bliss

1. Man of Sorrows! what a name
for the Son of God who came
ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

2. Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
in my place condemned He stood;
sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

3. Guilty, vile and helpless we;
spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full atonement, can it be?
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

4. Lifted up was He to die;
"It is finished!" was his cry;
Now in heaven exalted high.
Hallelujah, what a Savior.

5. When He comes, our Glorious King,
all His ransomed home to bring,
then anew this song we'll sing:
Hallelujah, what a Savior.

Let me know if you have any favorites! To God be the glory!!