Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Left His Throne

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 Thessalonians 5:18 ...  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Psalm 75:1 ... Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

2 Corinthians 9:15 ...  Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.