Father from the beginning
You knew how you would save us
Yourself – by Your own hand – yes
By sacrifice of Your own Son
Your beloved Son Jesus Christ
Shedding His innocent blood
His holy blood for us
Sinners reckless unclean
Father You knew You knew
How ungrateful would be man
Yet on You went with Your plan
To save unappreciative man
For the few You knew would heed
For the few who’d see their need
You paid it all – the whole cost –
So the few would not be lost
Praise Your Holy Name…
By Carol Ann Hoel © March 10, 2011
John 1:10-12 – The Bible – He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name…
Acts 4:11-12 – The Bible – This (Jesus Christ whom you crucified) is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (parenthetic italics added)
Ephesians 2:8-10 – The Bible – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Matthew 7:13-14 – The Bible – Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
John 14:6 – The Bible – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.