Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sunday Hymns - He Ransomed Me

    There’s a sweet and blessed story
    Of the Christ who came from glory,
    Just to rescue me from sin and misery;
    He in loving-kindness sought me,
    And from sin and shame hath brought me,
    Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me.

        Hallelujah! what a Savior,
        Who can take a poor, lost sinner,
        Lift him from the miry clay and set me free!
        I will ever tell the story,
        Shouting glory, glory, glory,
        Hallelujah! Jesus lifted me.

    From the depth of sin and sadness
    To the heights of joy and gladness
    Jesus lifted me, in mercy full and free;
    With His precious blood He bought me,
    When I knew Him not, He sought me,
    And in love divine He ransomed me.

    From the throne of heav’nly glory—
    Oh, the sweet and blessed story!—
    Jesus came to lift the lost in sin and woe
    Into liberty all-glorious,
    Trophies of His grace victorious,
    Evermore rejoicing here below.

    By and by, with joy increasing,
    And with gratitude unceasing,
    Lifted up with Christ forevermore to be,
    I will join the hosts there singing,
    In the anthem ever ringing,
    To the King of Love who ransomed me.
-Julia H Johnston
-Public Domain

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1 comment:

Your comments are such a blessing to me.

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. " Hebrews 10:23-25