Monday, January 17, 2011

He Took MY Place

My best friend Chase arranged a beautiful old hymn (entitled "He Took My Place") a couple of years ago and he's working on getting it published. (Chase renamed it "No Other Hope, No Other Plea") I wish I could attach an mp3 of the arrangement so you could hear it, but I don't think they have a recording of it yet. I was just thinking about the words and all that Jesus did, has done, and is doing for me. The words are so powerful and what a blessing they have been to me. II Corinthians 5:14, 15 "For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again."

A trembling soul, I sought the Lord,
My sin confessed, my guilt deplored;
How soft and sweet His word to me:
"I took thy place and died for thee."

Refrain: No other hope, no other plea,
He took my place and died for me.
O precious Lamb of Calvary!
He took my place and died for me.

Here rests my heart; assurance sweet,
His blessed work He will complete,
Since in His love so great and free
He took my place and died for me.
When sorrow veils the smiling day,
When evil foes beset my way,
Abundant grace in HIM I see;
He took my place and died for me.
No room for doubt, no room for fears,
When to my view the cross appears;
My joyful song shall ever be:
HE took my place and died for me.
~Eliza Hewitt


Bethany said...

That is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Kellie said...

Thanks for the encouragement! We have such a gracious and loving God!