Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Not Guilty"



I am so dry. I don't have any words just now. But these....words we will sing for the choir number in church this evening. They are filling my heart just now:


"I stand accused;
There's a list a mile long of all my sins,
of everything that I've done wrong.
I'm so ashamed;
There's nowhere left for me to hide,
This is the day I must answer for my life.

My fate is in the Judge's hands;
But,then He turns to me and says:

I know you, I love you;
I gave My life to save you.
Love paid the price for mercy.
My verdict: Not guilty.

How can it be?
I can't begin to comprehend.
What kind of grace
would take the place for all my sin?
I stand in awe
now that I have been set free,
And the tears well up as I look at that cross
'cause it should've been me!

My fate was in the nail scarred hands.
He stretched them out for me and said:

I know you; I love you;
I gave My life to save you.
Love paid the price for mercy,
My verdict: Not guilty.

I'm falling on my knees to thank You.
With everything I am I'll praise You.
So grateful for the words I heard You say:

I know you; I love you.
I gave My life to save you.
Love paid the price for mercy.
My verdict: Not guilty!"

words and music: Sam Mizell, Matthew West,
and Mandisa Hundley


Blessings,
Linda

6 comments:

  1. When words get lost His arms still hold you.

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  2. oh friend...praying for rain of grace to fall on you. just stay quiet until it comes.

    love you.

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  3. Beautiful words and musis. Both singer and song are new to me, but I was touched --became immersed in the message.
    Your choir is going to rock that church tonight!:)
    You have a gift of choosing the right hymn/song at the right moment for your post, so when you feel dry, simply ask, What song today, Lord?"
    I'm always blessed by the choice and I know I'm not the only one.

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  4. Wonderful words and music (o:
    We have a heat wave melting all the snow... the Grads wore 'Splash' boots out to run in the gutter.

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  5. This is beautiful and gripping - never heard it before. Mandesa looks so lovely!

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