On Calvary‘s tree the King of Glory languished, Hel, not by nails, but by undying love, Sin’s debt to pay, the sting of death remove. Boundless cleansing to provide, Mercy’s gate open wide. From that sacred hill Hope is gleaming still; Thy shame and grief he bore; Go in peace, sin no more. His purple robe is parted ‘mong the soldiers, that sceptre-reed discarded where it fell; Yet, meekly borne, that crown of cruel thorn Still attests his royal might, Fears to quell, wrongs to right. Darkness descends, the cross in mystery veiling, Deep thunders roll and lightnings rend the skies As jesus dies, a willing sacrifice; God’s own word, by blood is sealed; By his stripes we are healed. His tender touch can heal the broken-hearted, his word dispel the darkness of despair; Come, bring thy sin, thy sorrow, pain and care, And, believing, thou shalt prove All the strength of his love.
Can you believe that Jesus died on a cross, just so we could be forgiven of our sins? I personally find that awesome – I don’t think there’s a better was to describe how it makes me feel.
Can you imagine sending someone you love to visit a particular location, knowing that they would be killed there? I can’t! But that’s exactly what God did, he sent Jesus down to earth knowing that he was going to be killed. Wow!
Why did God allow his only son to be killed?…because He loves us…he loves you and he loves me. If ever someone showed us how much they loved us, surely it was God that day all those years ago when his son died on a cross.
I love the song From That Sacred Hill, I always have. However the trombone feature of the same name, has made this song come alive for me once again. I include here the New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army playing this arrangement, please follow the words above…
My favourite verse of this song is the very last one…His tender touch can heal the broken-hearted, his word dispel the darkness of despair; Come, bring thy sin, thy sorrow, pain and care, And, believing, thou shalt prove All the strength of his love.
…why? Because it reminds me that no matter what life has thrown my way, all I have to do is believe in God and he will show his love for me in ways I could never imagine.
Remember believe in God because he does love YOU!