Jesus, on the night betrayed, is standing in Pilate’s hall. The Lamb of God, with The Head That Once Was Crowned, went to The Old Rugged Cross. Jesus Paid It All. Jesus Saves. Jesus Gave His Life A Ransom for me. Why? Because Jesus Loves Me. He Knows Just What I Need.
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee makes me want to Kneel at the Cross. Jesus, Hold My Hand as I make it my aim to Live For you. Jesus Knows and Cares and is Tenderly Calling. Jesus Will Give You Rest. He Is Lord and Is Coming Soon. Let Him Have His Way with Thee.
The above two paragraphs consist mostly as titles to songs we have in our song book, Praise for the Lord. Songs have a way of telling a story. A story about Jesus the Savior who came into our world and died on the cross for our sins. This was so we could go back to heaven one day and live an eternity with the Creator.
Though God offered His Son and the Son came to die for us, we must acknowledge Him by believing in Him, Jn. 3:16; repenting of our sins, LK. 13:3,5; confessing Him, Rom. 10:9,10 and by being baptized (immersed) into Him, Acts 2:38; 22:16. All that Jesus did for us will mean nothing without a response to Him. Have you made that response? Is He your Lord and Savior?
After doing the above, we must then live for Him daily. Rev. 2:10b states, "...be faithful unto death and you will receive a crown of life." I don’t submit to Jesus once in my life and then live as I want to. I must submit myself daily to Him. If I do not, I am serving Satan. And so are you.
The songs we sing teach, admonish and encourage us. God had great wisdom in choosing that we use songs in this manner in His church. I pray today that you will follow Him always and come to know Him. What a blessing when you do.