Tag Archive | Son

He Made a Wretch His Treasure

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief .“—I Tim. 1:15 

Amazing Grace! how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!!

Holy Week. Reflection. Worship.  And above all, Hope!  We have hope, through the pain and peril of the Cross, which changes us from sinners to sons, wretches to righteous.  As we look to the Cross, let us look deeper and further–before the Cross–to the love of the Father.  Love that determined to give His only, precious Son, from the foundation of the world.  Love beyond all measure!

 

 
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
by Stuart Townsend

 
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To 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 a cross,
My sin 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!

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.

  

This powerful song of amazement and adoration, as recorded by Nichole Nordeman, can be heard in the Blue Music Box.  I always cry when I worship to this song!  Care to join me?

Praise the Father, Praise the Son

Two weeks ago, we attended a memorable wedding where worship was the theme!   The setting was surreal, as we celebrated not only the beautiful love which drew a young man and woman into an abiding relationship, but more so, the eternal love which draws Jesus’  Bride, us, to Himself–the wedding of all weddings, which God the Father anticipated, prepared, and planned before the foundation of the earth!  

Here is one of the songs we sang together with Bride and Groom.  How fitting, how precious, to praise the Author of Love, the Designer of Marriage with the only gift we can really give Him–the Praise of our lips! 

I uploaded the music to the blue Music Box to the right.   It’s another great one by Chris Tomlin and is from his CD, Hello Love.

 

Praise the Father, Praise the Son

O sovereign God, O matchless King
the saints adore, the angels sing
and fall before the throne of grace
to you belongs the highest praise.

These sufferings, this passing tide
under Your wings I will abide,
and every enemy shall flee;
You are my hope and victory.

Praise the Father, Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, Three in One,
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.

To the valley, for my soul;
Thy great descent has made me whole!
Your word, my heart has welcome home,
now peace like water ever flows,

Praise the Father, Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, Three in One,
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.

Yours is the kingdom,
Yours is the power.
Yours is the glory forever.

Yours is the kingdom,
Yours is the power.
Yours is the glory forever.

Praise the Father, Praise the Son.
Praise the Spirit, Three in One.
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.
The name above all other names.