Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Christ Has Changed Everything for Me

Thy cross was upraised to be my refuge,
Thy blood streamed forth to wash me clean,
Thy death occurred to give me a surety,
Thy name is my property to save me,
By thee all heaven is poured into my heart,
     but it is too narrow to comprehend thy love.
I was a stranger, an outcast, a slave, a rebel,
     but thy cross has brought me near,
                             has softened my heart,
                             has made me thy Father's child,
                             has admitted me to thy family,
                             has made me joint-heir with thyself.

--The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, ed. Arthur Bennett, 102

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