Friday, October 23, 2020

What Kind Of Mercy

What Kind of Mercy?
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:4-7).

I lift my eyes to heaven above
Enraptured by the Saviour’s love;
I see the nail scars in his hands
And so I know he understands;
I give him thanks and grateful praise
And yearn to serve him all my days.

What kind of mercy could this be
That Christ should give his life for me?
What kind of mercy could this be?
For time and all eternity!

No other god would stoop so low
For sinners steeped in guilt and woe;
His blood ran down on Calvary’s cross—
Our glorious gain; his gracious loss.
He took the law’s unbending curse
To save a fallen universe.

What kind of mercy could this be
That Christ should give his life for me?
What kind of mercy could this be?
For time and all eternity!

His love has banished all my fears;
My heart responds with joyful tears.
I worship him with bended knee
In unabashed humility.
And I am found in heavenly realms
By loving-kindness overwhelmed.

What kind of mercy could this be
That Christ should give his life for me?
What kind of mercy could this be?
For time and all eternity!

Coda
What kind of mercy! What kind of mercy! What kind of mercy!

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Barry Chant is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He was the co-founder and former president of Tabor College, Australia.



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