Having the privilege to sing and hear beautiful, God-pleasing and God-glorifying music is a blessing beyond description. That privilege was ours this week as we met for 4 days with our missionary colleagues. The song "His Robes For Mine" was one of the songs we sang. Here are some of the lyrics, such a rich and beautiful message:
His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange!
Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered 'neath God's rage.
Draped in his righteousness, I'm justified.
In Christ I live, for in my place He died.
I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own:
My praise, my all shall be for Christ alone.
(You can listen to this song by going to this link and then "click to listen".)
"And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord." (Psalm 40:3)