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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

Stuart Townsend

Copyright Kingsway’s Thank You Music 1995

This is a beautiful song written by Stuart Townsend back in 1995. A fitting song as we approach Easter which serves as a reminder to those of us who are Christian believers just how much God loves us. How deep the love our God has for us which is so vast it cannot be measured. So much so that He gave His Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as an atoning sacrifice for us, wretched sinners. The pain was too much for The Father to look upon as His chosen one suffered in agony on the cross bearing all our sins upon himself. God The Father cannot look upon sin and that is why our sins separate us from Him. Jesus’ sacrifice brings many to glory, those who repent of their ways and come to God through His Son. Many know the story of Easter, how Jesus suffered on a cross for us all, yet knowing this many still mock and sneer. The meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice falls on deaf ears and blind eyes yet it was their sins which held him there. Because he died upon the cross our sins can be forgiven, we can have life everlasting in his name. In fact it is only through Jesus Christ that any of us can be saved. Those who have the Son have life. We can boast about the things we have in this life but they are all worthless compared to the love God has shown us through Jesus. If we believe in Christ Jesus we have something to boast about for we have something which cannot perish. Why should God love us so much that He gave His Son for us? Whilst we live and breathe we cannot say but we have that hope in our hearts that we will see our Saviour face to face when we die and will be with him in glory forever.

Shirley Anne

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