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Why the cross? We Sing “Jesus”


the burden the release by kathy hastings

Following are the lyrics to “We sing Jesus,” written by a former OMF missionary, Frank Houghton. Song is based upon 2 Cor 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”

Listen and download David Ward singing the song here. 

Paintings are from The Vancouver Art Project II.  Check them out.

Off to a contemplative (read silent) Lenten retreat tomorrow near a volcano that is threatening to blow up.  No internet until Sunday evening. Have a great Easter all.

Here are Houghton’s lyrics:

the longing the love by kathy hastings

You Who were rich beyond all splendor,
All for love’s sake became so poor;
Thrones for a manger You surrendered,
Sapphire-paved courts for stable floor.

Chorus:
So we sing, “Jesus!”–
You humbled Yourself to death on a cross.
We sing, “Jesus!”–
Come for love’s sake to rescue us.

You Who were God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake became a man;
Stooping so low, but sinners raising
Heav’nward by God’s eternal plan.

the journey the destination by kathy hastings

You Who are love beyond all telling,
Savior and King, we worship You.
Emmanuel, within us dwelling,
Our minds and hearts, we pray, renew.

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