Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Singing the Word

Romans 1:1-6

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

Sovereign Grace Music has an album called Grace Has Come: Songs from the Book of Romans.  The album contains 16 songs based on passages and themes in the book of Romans—theological truths about our depravity and need for repentance and faith and about God's gracious provision of justification and forgiveness in the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross. It is about the gospel. This week, 
I am highlighting the album's first song "The Gospel Was Promised" which is based on Romans 1:1-6. Enjoy!

The Gospel Was Promised
Romans 1:1-6

The gospel was promised by sages and prophets
The Scriptures spoke of a Son
Descendant of David and yet uncreated
Clothed in our flesh He would come
Predestined to seek us
He took on our weakness
And died our death on the cross
But just as was spoken
The grave could not hold Him
The glorious Son of God

His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus Christ, our Lord

We're loved and forgiven, compelled by a vision
To see His mercy proclaimed
Announcing salvation to every nation
All for the sake of His name
We're no longer strangers
For Jesus, our Savior
Has come to make us His own
We're called to be holy
And now we live only
To make His glory known

Music and Words by Joel Sczebel and Bob Kauflin. 
©2013 Sovereign Grace Praise

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