51*. Oh What a Gift the Father Gave

C.M.
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Oh what a gift the Father gave
 
When He bestowed His Son!
 
To save poor, ruined, guilty man,
 
By sin defiled, undone.
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For I was lost and vile indeed!
 
To sin a willing prey,
 
Till God in mercy interposed,
 
And turned my night to day.
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Now I can call the Saviour mine,
 
Though all unworthy still;
 
I'm sheltered by His precious blood
 
Beyond the reach of ill.
“But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:19)
“And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13)
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Come, all who trust in Jesus, now,
 
And tell our joys abroad;
 
Let thankful hymns of praise ascend
 
For Christ the gift of God.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)