What a Wonderful Saviour!

A passage of Scripture I read this morning brought a grand old hymn of the Church to mind and prompted the comment I wrote in the margin of my Bible…

First the Scripture… Hebrews 2:14-18

Since we share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise partook of the same, so that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery… Therefore He had to be made like us in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for our sins.  For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help us when we are tempted.”

Then the grand old hymn…

“Christ has for sin atonement made,
What a wonderful Saviour!
We are redeemed! the price is paid!
What a wonderful Saviour!

Refrain:
“What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my Jesus!
What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my Lord!

“I praise Him for the cleansing blood,
What a wonderful Saviour!
That reconciled my soul to God;
What a wonderful Saviour! (Refrain)

“He cleansed my heart from all its sin,
What a wonderful Saviour!
And now He reigns and rules therein;
What a wonderful Saviour! (Refrain)

“He gives me overcoming pow’r,
What a wonderful Saviour!
And triumph in each trying hour;
What a wonderful Saviour! (Refrain)

“To Him I’ve given all my heart,
What a wonderful Saviour!
The world shall never share a part;
What a wonderful Saviour! (Refrain)”

  • E. A. Hoffman, 1891

And finally my personal reflection this morning…

“Jesus went through it all on our behalf – to save us from our sin and help us in the temptations and trials we face!  Oh, praise the Lord!  What a wonderful Savior!!!”

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