Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hymns that teach...

Hymns and songs that teach Christ crucified are my favorites.  This makes my all-time top five list. 

Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted
Lutheran Service Book 451

Verse 3
Ye who think of sin but lightly,
Nor suppose the evil great,
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guilt may estimate.
Mark the Sacrifice appointed!
See Who bears the awful load!
’Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed,
Son of Man, and Son of God.

Verse 4
Here we have a firm foundation,
Here the refuge of the lost.
Christ the Rock of our salvation,
Christ the Name of which we boast.
Lamb of God for sinners wounded!
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built.

The clarity of the Gospel message as revealed in the last verse reminds us of the foundation, hope, comfort and peace we have in Christ.

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