Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In My Place

Here are the lyrics to a theologically rich new song by Michael Bleecker and Matt Boswell. I love the verses (2 Cor 5:17-21 & Ro 5:8-9) that the song is based on. If you are interested in reading a short (but deep) book on the topic I would recommend In My Place Condemned He Stood, Mark Dever & J. I. Packer eds. I read it this past Summer and was very blessed. You can see a video of Michael Bleecker singing the song by going here.

In My Place
In my place, He stood condemned
He Who knew no sin became sin for us
That we might become, His righteousness

Bearing all my sin and shame
The punishment and blame He conquered the grave
That we might become, the heirs of grace

In my place, Jesus died
The spotless Lamb laid down His life
The wrath of God was satisfied
In my place, Jesus died

Nail pierced hands, Bleeding side, His body bruised, My God crucified
A crown of thorns, Dying cries, His flesh was torn, My God crucified x2

Hallelujah, What a Savior! x4

2 Corinthians 5:17-21: The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 5:8-9: …but God shows his love for us in that while we were still
sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Do the songs sung in your church ring with good solid biblical theology?

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