WHILE WE WERE YET WITHOUT STRENGTH
When we were yet without the strength
Our souls to help or save,
Christ for ungodly, sinful men
His life a ransom gave:
It was not for a righteous man,
Nor even for the good,
That Christ laid down His life in death
And shed His precious blood.
But God commends His love to us,
In that Christ Jesus died
For us, who were His enemies,
To make us justified!
Now, since through blood we're justified
By Christ's atoning death,
Much more we shall be saved in Him
From judgement and from wrath.
For if when we were enemies
Christ's death ended all strife,
Much more, since we've been reconciled,
He'll save us by His life.
Now we rejoice and glory too,
And triumph in our God:
We have in Jesus Christ received
Atonement by His blood!
Common Meter Double 86.86.D