51*. Oh What a Gift the Father Gave

Oh what a gift the Father gave
When He bestowed His Son!
To save poor, ruined, guilty man,
By sin defiled, undone.
“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” (Romans 8:3)
For I was lost and vile indeed!
To sin a willing prey,
Till God in mercy interposed,
And turned my night to day.
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
Now I can call the Saviour mine,
Though all unworthy still;
I'm sheltered by His precious blood
Beyond the reach of ill.
“My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.” (Song of Solomon 2:16)
“I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.” (Song of Solomon 6:3)
“And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.” (Luke 15:21)
“But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:19)
Come, all who trust in Jesus, now,
And tell our joys abroad;
Let thankful hymns of praise ascend
For Christ the gift of God.