Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jesus paid it all

Today the Proverbs 31 devotional was on grace. I look out my picture window and see the ground covered in wintery white. Thinking of grace, seeing snow, I am reminded of the lyrics to "Jesus Paid It All" by Elvina M. Hall. My life, as dark and dirty as the bare ground in winter has been robed in the beauty and perfection of Jesus.

Jesus Paid It All

# hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”

* Refrain:
Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

# For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim;
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.
# And now complete in Him,
My robe, His righteousness,
Close sheltered ’neath His side,
I am divinely blest.
# Lord, now indeed I find
Thy pow’r, and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.
# When from my dying bed
My ransomed soul shall rise,
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
Shall rend the vaulted skies.
# And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down,
All down at Jesus’ feet.