Saturday, December 5, 2015

O Take My All

And did the Holy and the Just, The Sovereign of the skies,
Stoop down to wretchedness and dust, That guilty worms might rise?

Yes, the Redeemer left His throne, His radiant throne on high,
(Surprising mercy! love unknown!) To suffer, bleed, and die!

He took the dying traitor's place, And suffered in his stead;
For man (O miracle of grace!) For man the Savior bled!

Dear Lord, what heavenly wonders dwell, In Your atoning blood!
By this are sinners snatched from Hell, And rebels brought to God!

What glad return can I impart, For favors so divine?
O take my all, this worthless heart, And make it wholly Thine!

[Anne Steele]

1 Chronicles 16:34 ...  O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 107:8 ...  Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 100:4-5 ... Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.