Nothing do I bring

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

In last week’s Wednesday devotions, I shared a video of a newer arrangement of the song, ‘Nothing But Thy Blood’. This week I want to share the original words of this hymn, written by Richard Slater.

Jesus, see me at thy feet,
Nothing but thy blood can save me;
Thou alone my need canst meet,
Nothing but they blood can save me.

Chorus
No! no! Nothing do I bring,
But by faith I'm clinging
To thy cross, O Lamb of God!
Nothing but thy blood can save me.

See my heart, Lord, torn with grief,
Nothing but thy blood can save me;
Me unpardoned do not leave,
Nothing but thy blood can save me.

Dark indeed the past has been,
Nothing but thy blood can save me;
Yet in mercy take me in,
Nothing but thy blood can save me.

As I am, O hear me pray,
Nothing but thy blood can save me;
I can come no other way,
Nothing but thy blood can save me.

Al1 that I can do is vain,
Nothing but thy blood can save me;
I can ne'er remove a stain,
Nothing but thy blood can save me

Lord, I cast myself on thee,
Nothing but thy blood can save me;
From my guilt, O set me free
Nothing but thy blood can save me

For some, they may not be aware of how often they fail God, while for others they may be constantly aware of their imperfections, and their failings. I think that’s why I really love the words of this song, as they remind us all that we often sin and fail God. That for me makes it even more amazing that God sacrificed His son, Jesus, who shed His blood for me, just so I could be forgiven of my sins, and made whole again!

What greater gift has anyone ever given us, than the knowledge that we stand forgiven in the sight of God! Nothing by thy blood, can save you and me.

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