of the great writers (lyricist) of sacred songs in history
because of great poetry, but
volume of output
use of biblical themes
of ROOTS series, and this in particular
is the dead faith of the living; tradition is the living faith of the dead.
“Behold the Man”
on the cross of Christ, particularly the blood of Jesus
the original title, Pilate’s presentation of Jesus, John 19.5
the temple for worship
of the LORD’s glory
12.41 – Isaiah has a vision of JESUS!
– pardon from the altar
can we approach God, enter the sanctuary?
– eligible? Safe?
confidence I now draw nigh”
of the altar/cross, the veil/his flesh
problem: How can we, imperfect as we are, approach the perfect God and both
live and be heard and known and loved? That is, are we truly forgiven? Because
we all know what it is like to want to be forgiven, but to have that gift
sorry! Can’t say it enough
Oy! Woe is me!
MacBeth: “Out, out damn spot!”
in the eye without fear?
sits on his “throne”, a “judgment seat”
God’s throne is, instead, a “mercy seat”
Cain: Your brother’s blood cries out to me …
MacBeth: Blood was speaking!
a better word than the blood of Abel”
lawless deeds no more” (10.17)
perfected for all time those who are sanctified” (10.14)
sin is blotted out” (Isaiah 6.7)
assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and
our bodies washed with pure water.
off thy guilty fears”
Wesley (lyrics), Lewis Edson (music)