Why Should We Gain from His Reward? Why Indeed?

Friday is for Heart Songs

Yesterday, I used the first two lines from this great hymn as the title to Thursday’s post. I have not been able to get the tune or the beauty of its theology out of my head ever since. If I’m not singing it, I’m whistling it but I am always thinking about it.  That’s part of the power of a great hymn or chorus. The tune can carry the teaching to the center of your soul and implant it for continual fruit bearing. You can get a Stuart Townend’s collection that includes this hymn here.  Great purchase. Your soul will thank you.

Worship leaders, songwriters and pastors, here’s a good role model for you and your call to lead the people of God into the throne room of God.

Stuart TownendHow Deep the Father’s Love for Us

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 left 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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