One of my favourite hymns has to be Jesus Paid it all! Written by Elvina Hall in 1865 the words were put together with a beautiful piece of music by John T. Grape.
‘Jesus Paid it all’ really is the bedrock of the Christian faith!
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.(Isaiah 53:4–5)
All to Him I owe? How can I ever repay Him for all He has done for me?
This really melts my heart to think of what Jesus did for me! The truth is I can never really repay such a debt! But what I do owe to Him is the honour and glory of who He is! Simple trust! To make Him the Lord of my life and give Him praise and thanks for who He is.
To love Him and to love my neighbour as myself. This is my new goal in life since I met Jesus! But I can never really fully repay Him except for accepting this gift and responding in Thanksgiving! Such love cannot be comprehended as the depths of God’s love!
May You know the depth and width of the love and grace of God today and I hope you enjoy this song, as simple as it has been recorded!