Sunday, March 23, 2008

Behold the Wounds in Jesus' Hands

These are the lyrics to one of my favorite Easter songs. It was written by John V. Pearson and put to music by David R. Naylor.

Behold the wounds in Jesus' hands,

The Marks upon His side.

Then ponder who He meant to save

when on the cross He died.

We cannot see the love of God

Which saves us from the fall,

Yet know that Christ from wood and nails

built mansions for us all.

Behold the outstreched hands of Christ,

Our God, who came to save,

Whose love and grace redeems our souls

And lifts us from the grave.

Though bruised and battered as we stray

His loving hands caress,

He washes and annoints with oil

Then in His arms we rest.

Behold the wounds in Jesus' hands,

Look to your Lord and live

He yearns to bless you with His love

And all your sins forgive.

Oh empty is the heart of man

When it is filled with sin.

Come open wide your broken heart

And let your Savior in!

Behold His wounded hands and feet!

Come touch and see and feel

The wounds and marks that you may know

His love for you is real.

Then as you fall to worship Him

And wash His feet in tears,

Your Savior takes you in His arms

And quiets all your fears.

Your Savior takes you in His arms

And quiets all your fears.

1 comment:

Combat Kyle said...

You don't know me, but nonetheless, thank you for putting this song up. I sang this for my choir, and it has blessed my life greatly. Christ does yearn to bless us with His love, and He WILL silence all our fears. Fall and worship Him, and let your Savior in. Thanks again.