Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Loving Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

At the Cross
Alas, and did my Savior bleed, and did my Sov'reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head for sinners such as I?

Was it for crimes that I had done, He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown, and love beyond degree!

Well might the sun in darkness hid, and shut his glories in,
When Christ the mighty Maker died for man, the creature's sin.

But drops of grief can ne'er repay the debt of love I owe;
Here, Lord, I give myself away, 'Tis all that I can do.

At the cross, at the cross where I first say the light,
and the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith  I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day.
Isaac Watts 1674-1748
"While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8
 "Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" Hebrews 9:22
"He bore our sins in His body" 1Peter 2:24

1 comment:

  1. I love the old hymns the best! Such moving words and this is a great one! Happy Easter to you and your family, Donna!


Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.