I have a confession to make. I am slightly deaf and have significant hearing loss in both ears. One of the many upshots of this is that I don’t listen to music as much as many other people do. And when I do it tends to be louder because…well I am deaf. Now before you all say “what” (the oldest joke on record – but still funny) I was given(!) a pair of hearing aids this past year by a generous man who loves God and his church. I am still blown away by this gift every time I put them in my ears (side note: my wife also enjoys the fact that I have them – though for different reasons). One of the things that I am now able to do is enjoy music more. And so this post today is to share with you a song that I recently came across (via Tim Challies) and was freshly move by.
This song entitled There is No Sin That I Have Done is published by Reformed Praise on their new CD Merciful to Me. There are not many modern songs that deal with the depth of our depravity and the finished work of Christ in ways that are singable for congregations. This, I think, is one of the few that does and it is “too awesome.” Here is the music video and lyrics below. I hope you find yourself remembering and rejoicing in the finished work of Christ today as a result.
There is no sin that I have done
That has such height and breadth
It can’t be washed in Jesus’ blood
Or covered by His death.
There is no spot that still remains,
No cause to hide my face,
For He has stooped to wash me clean
And covered me with grace.
There is no wrath that I will know,
No wormwood and no gall;
For though such wounds and grief I earned
My Savior bore them all.
There is no work that I must add
To stand before His throne.
I only plead His life and death
Sufficient on their own.
There is no love that I desire
But Jesus’ warm embrace.
While now I know His love by faith
I long to see His face.
There is no song that I will sing,
No melody but this,
That my Beloved, He is mine,
For He has made me His.