A Song for Good Friday

Sometimes the best words to sum up how you’re feeling in a given day aren’t even your own.  I’ve found that expressing my thoughts on the death of Christ on this Good Friday would best be done by a relatively new song entitled How Deep the Father’s Love For Us–a song that we’ve sung several times over the last few months at church.  It’s a song written by Stuart Townend, and thought it’s only a few years old, it’s one that has the simple rythmns of a song that could be hundreds of years old.  Enjoy.

“How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that left Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom”


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One response to “A Song for Good Friday”

  1. Richard says :

    Amen… well said…

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