Why Jesus Came

He left the throne above,
That throne of holy light,
And came in perfect love
Down to this scene of night;
He veiled His glory, hid His fame,
In perfect, lowly grace He came.

He came, the Father's son,
To do the Father's will;
The holy spotless One,
God's counsels to fulfill;
In perfect, lowly grace He came,
Revealer of the Father's name.

He came, God's only Son,
His glory to retrieve;
He came to bear the sins
Of all who should believe;
Obedient unto death, He came,
God's love and mercy to proclaim.

He came to save the lost,
To break the captive's chain,
His precious blood the cost
Of our eternal gain,
That we might share His blessed place
As sons before the Father's face.

He came to lift the curse
From the creation wide;
He came in matchless grace
To win His heavenly bride;
To carry out redemption's plan
That God might dwell indeed with man.
"WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD, AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?"
`'BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED."