Friday, March 21, 2008

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

When I was little my mom sang to me at night to help me fall asleep. Her favorite lullaby was Edleweiss from the Sound of Music. I can still hear her beautiful voice singing it. Even though I did not inherit either her or my father's gift of song (I'm not being modest, several very close friends have told me so. I think they're just jealous.), I still sing to my kids before bed. This is my very favorite hymn and my children's most requested song. I pray the words will penetrate their hearts and draw them before the throne of their Almighty Father.

And, I hope you have the most blessed Easter.

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon His cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom


Jen said...

I LOVE this song. So powerful!

Misty said...

amen. thank you Lord for this Easter, of course most importantly what the meaning of Easter is! where did eggs and a bunny come into this picture??

Candy said...

I love that Olivia could sing this song at 3! God bless all of you this Easter and may His resurrection power be manifest in and through each one.

Ellen said...

One of my favorite songs of all time!! Have you heard the Indelible Grace version? Really beautiful. Have a great Easter!

THESE 3 KINGS said...

thanks for that post..

Have a thankful resurrection weekend!!

DidiLyn said...

My Mom used to sing the Eidelweiss song to us, too. Still makes me think of taking a nap....
You guys have a wonderful Easter.
Love, Diane

emily said...

I love the song, though I won't be asking you to sing it to me:) I think we both lost the "Mary Had A Little Lamb" singing competition didn't we?

You are instilling in your kids truth! Worshipping the Lord can be done in or out of tune:)

Look forward to Easter with your fam.

S. said...

Happy Easter! M. asked for The Old Rugged Cross tonight. Love those old hymns!

thedroogfam said...

hi, we haven't met, i am a friend of jen chen's, but must tell you that this is also my favorite hymn, and i sing it to my daughter at night as well. God is so good!