The Great Exchange

January 11th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The Lord upon the tree did take
My sin and shame unto Himself
The Father turned His face away
Forsaking His own Son

The crushing weight of sin and death
Fell on His shoulders bare that day
And on His head a thorny crown
The King of everyone

“It is finished!” His last words
He offered up His spirit
Blood and water flow from His side
His work was finally done

The great exchange took place that day
My punishment He bore
His grace and mercy now are mine
As His adopted son

Eternity with Christ at rest
All my soul sing praise
Day after day for all of time
To Him, the holy One

His Mercies Ever New

January 5th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I lift my face in upward gaze
In want of heaven’s bright face.
I squint and strain through hellish haze
To glimpse that awesome place.

So often sought, but often not
Found on this earthly sphere.
This tiny blue-green spinning dot;
My comfort isn’t here.

It’s in the One who made this place.
His loving hands hold true.
The gentle grip of love and grace.
His mercies ever new.