Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound

Is it of hammer hitting nails,
Nails piercing flesh
While the crowd roars,
“Crucify! He deserves death”

Or is it a gasping breath
Praying on our behalf
“Father, forgive them
Spare them from Your wrath”

Or is it Christ Jesus
Whose authority was undiminished
While surrendering His life
Declaring, “It.Is.Finished.”

The sky black like a sealed tomb
Then silence for three days
Until, “He is risen, Christ is risen
Hallelujah, God be praised!”

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind, but now I see

And hear the sweetest sound,
My Saviour’s blessed voice
“Peace be with you, child
I have overcome. Rejoice!"
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April 2, 2015