A song for Easter

The music is coming soon…

Feedback welcomed!

In this is love, not that we loved God
but that he loved us first
and sent his Son as sacrifice
to save the very worst.

The one begotten Son of God,
the Father’s glorious heir
left splendour bright in heaven above
our joy and pain to share.

This perfect man our shame and sin
took on the cross to bear.
In death and blood, our substitute
paid full atonement there.

But death’s dark bonds God tore apart
and raised Christ from the grave;
and so through faith he raised us too,
to sin no longer slaves.

Thus all authority and power
to Jesus now is given.
That power our destiny assures
and lights the path to heaven.

I have a confession to make…

I am writing a song of confession/repentance, because we don’t have enough of those. Here are the (draft) words. Any comments? Any theological errors?

Have mercy on me, Saviour God,
According to your love so sure.
I pray forgive me
And set my heart free
From sin’s enslaving lure.

Because the Saviour died for me,
I live, by grace set free!
He bore your wrath, and took my shame,
Now I glory in his name!

Appalling evil have I done:
I scorned your beauty and renown,
And found false joy in
Vain pleasures of sin;
I took for self your crown.

Because the Saviour died for me …

I knew our God but prized him not;
Although I claimed to be so wise,
My heart was darkened,
My body cheapened,
I exchanged the truth for lies.

Because the Saviour died for me …

But now I have the deepest joy
Of knowing Jesus as my All.
The Holy Spirit,
Your love’s supreme gift,
Commands my ransomed soul.

Because the Saviour died for me …