FORBID IT, LORD, THAT I SHOULD BOAST
(Tune: My Faith Has Found A Resting Place #228 CMD)
Forbid it, Lord that I should boast,
Save in the cross of Christ;
Through Jesus' death upon the cross
I'm saved and fully blessed.
The triune God is here revealed
Both merciful and true;
Christ's blood has satisfied the law
And seals my pardon too!
Looking to Christ upon the cross,
I call the Lord my own
And God, my Father, smiles on me
From His pure, holy throne!
When satan turns my eyes away
From Christ upon His cross,
How quickly then I fall a prey
To foolish pride and lusts.
Pride turns and looks within to see
How much I have progressed;
My flesh would run to Sinai and
Swell with self-righteousness!
But when by faith the cross I see
And Christ's great love for me,
I'm kept in peace and strive to please
Him who by blood bought me!