Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How Deep the Father's Love For Us

This song Neely sang beautifully at our wedding. I love all the songs written by Stuart Townend. Leah showed me that he wrote In Christ Alone, Beautiful Savior and The Power of the Cross

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

1 comment:

Leah said...

I think "How Deep the Father's Love" very clearly sums up the gospel message. It is one of two songs I regularly sing to Georgia at night. I am so glad you posted the words!