“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Grace of Him
by Matt Damico
Robed in rags of sin and despair, bounded in death’s cold chains;
the seed of Adam, bearing his fruit, we were trapped in a life of shame.
Heaven’s King came and took on our chains, bearing the wrath of God,
taking captives, making them free, ransomed with His own blood.
He laid glory down, to with sinners share,
through His poverty, riches past compare.
This the grace of Him, our Lord Jesus Christ:
to belong to Him, every need sufficed,
to belong to Him, every need sufficed.
Who has known such kindness as this? That God’s only, perfect Son
would endure the wages of sin for rebels, and woeful ones.
So unworthy, so much received, we boast only in the Lord,
whose lavish grace, so generously, for ungrateful sinners poured.
Loosen, Lord, our pride and our greed, enrich us in mercy’s stores.
Glorify your matchless gift: our Savior, our Christ, our Lord.