Thursday, 1 May 2008

A song in my heart...

My most recent FO. I'm thrilled with it! Click to make it a bit bigger.

I woke up today with a song solidly established in my mind. I felt like I'd been singing the first line in my sleep for hours before I woke. It was a precious gift from God and my heart has been lightened all day for it. This one had a special impact in a number of ways. One, that it is not a song I've known all my life, but one I've only heard a few times, I think. Two, I am ever seeking to truly grasp His love. The song and the line that was in my head is "'How Deep the Father's Love for Us'... how vast beyond all measure." My mind wouldn't bring up the words deep and vast for me, so it replaced them with others, but the meaning was certainly plain.

What a blessing! God is so good! I'm putting the lyrics below and hope there aren't any copyright issues with posting them. My post isn't looking as it should when I hit preview, so just in case, I'm going to star the beginning of each verse.
How Deep The Father's Love For Us; lyrics

*How deep the fathers 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 the cross
My sin upon His shoulder
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out amoung 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

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