Grace, grace, God’s grace

Grace upon Grace

I don’t remember the last time I heard this old hymn sung but the words are simply beautiful and tells the story of our redemption. Read it slowly as you worship the Lord.

“Grace, grace, God’s grace”

Text: Julia H. Johnston
Music: Daniel B. Towner

1. Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt*.
Refrain:
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin!

2. Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
threaten the soul with infinite loss;
grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
points to the refuge, the mighty cross.
(Refrain)

3. Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
brighter than snow you may be today.
(Refrain)

4. Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see his face,
will you this moment his grace receive?
Refrain:
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin!

I have never particularly liked it when I heard or read that Jesus’ blood was spilled or spilt. It sounds like it was an accident or not intentional. The Scriptures declare that the Father gave His Son as a demonstration of His love (Romans 5:8). 

Isaiah 53:10: “Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief (ESV); Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer (NIV); But it was the LORD’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief (NLT).”

Certainly, it was no accident nor was it unintentional. Jesus shed His blood at the cross and gave His life as the spotless Sacrificial Lamb for you and me. He said, “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father (John 10:18).”
My, my, my…
the grace of our God!

So today, as I pondered, I was led to look up the word “spilt” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and found the following as one of the definitions:

Full Definition of spill

spilled \ˈspild, ˈspilt\ also spilt \ˈspilt\ spill·ing
1a archaic :  kill, destroy b :  to cause (blood) to be lost by wounding

Isaiah 53:5, KJV
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

John 1:16 (ESV)
“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”

By His Wounds

Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin!

To know Jesus as Lord and Savior

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