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Feb
7

He Gave Himself

He Gave Himself blog
Before the fall of man

God had a perfect plan,
To fellowship with us was His desire.
But Adam disobeyed,
To sin became a slave,
Now a perfect sacrifice would be required.

An offering must be made,
The sin debt must be payed,
So God and man could reconciled be.
So Jesus said, “I’ll go,”
Because He loved me so,
He shed His blood and paid sin’s penalty.

He gave Himself to pay a debt I could not pay.
When I was lost, He gave Himself to be my way.
Though I deserved to be upon the cross that day,
In love He took my place, and gave Himself.

No greater love is known,
No greater love is shown,
Than when one lays His life down for a friend,
But Jesus died for me
When I was His enemy.
A love like this I cannot comprehend.

He gave Himself to pay a debt I could not pay.
When I was lost, He gave Himself to be my way.
Though I deserved to be upon the cross that day,
In love He took my place, and gave Himself.

My nails were in His hands,
My crown of thorns He wore,
My stripes were on His back,
My heavy cross He bore.
And when God turned His back
He turned it on my sin,
Jesus won a victory that I could never win!

He gave Himself to pay a debt I could not pay.
When I was lost, He gave Himself to be my way.
Though I deserved to be upon the cross that day,
In love He took my place, and gave Himself.

©Copyright 2000.  Niki Lott.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Tit. 2:13-14)

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn. 15:13)

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8)

 

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