For me the spotless Lamb agreed
His Father's wrath to bear
For me His precious blood He shed,
My guilty soul to spare.
I see His head, His hands, His feet,
I hear His groans and cries:
For me He bears hell's awful heat,
For me the Surety dies!
For me Christ rose, O blessed day!
In triumph o'er the grave:
He rules all things with sovereign sway,
My helpless soul to save.
A mighty Advocate and Priest,
Christ pleads for me above:
My name is written on His breast,
Inscribed by grace and love.
For me my Savior's blood avails,
Almighty to atone;
The hands He gave to piercing nails
Shall lead me to His throne.
And when I stand before my God,
From sin completely free,
I'll praise Him for His precious blood,
So freely shed for me.
(Tune: It Came upon a Midnight Clear)
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