Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mercy To My Soul

In continuing my pursuit of songwriting, I wanted to portray a song about the cross with a fresh twist. As I began to open the peerless word of God, the verses in Psalm 130 resonated within me. I started to think of what my life would look like if the Lord kept a record of all of the sins I’ve committed against him. If this was the case, I would be a hopeless, lifeless, and joyless wreck. I would be lost, with no direction except darkness. But thanks be to God! “With you there is forgiveness” (Psalm 130:4). With Christ’s saving blood, there is mercy.

God chose the cross as a means to speak mercy to our souls. The glory of Christ and his sacrifice on the cross is what my life rests in. The weight of this all-surpassing glory is where I find true hope, life, and joy. It is my home. He is my home. God’s love for the world was shown through the condemning of his perfect and spotless son, so that He would receive glory, and we would receive the precious gift of salvation.

If you kept record of my sins
There would be no hopeful song to sing
Yet love is faithful to forgive
All the filth and rebellion you have seen

Your cross speaks mercy to my soul
The weight of glory is my home
I fell too short, but love was shown
Your cross speaks mercy to my soul

Oh King of heaven and of earth
There is none who could ever match your worth
You came to liberate the world
Saving one, your perfect love restores

I rest my life in the matchless cross
I set my hope in your perfect love

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