Jesus Paid My Debt and Made Me Free

My Redeemer Lives!

My Redeemer Lives 2I used this text, Psalm 13:5-6 earlier  but another thought jumped out at me as I was reading my earlier note. King David said he would, “rejoice in thy salvation.” We might often have prayers that are delayed or never seem to be answered, but one prayer that God did answer was that of our salvation. When we have this we know we have the entire Kingdom of God future. We know God has loved us with a love that is unending and has no wane to it. It is sure and it is vivid. Then in his last verse David says, “I will sing unto the Lord.” Oh, dear reader, learn the joy of singing spiritual songs to the Lord. It will help your spirit and refresh your soul and boost your faith. “My Redeemer” is one you can sing:

I will sing of my Redeemer, And His wondrous love to me; On the cruel cross He suffered, From the curse to set me free. I will tell the wondrous story, How my lost estate to save, In His boundless love and mercy, He the ransom freely gave. I will praise my dear Redeemer, His triumphant power I’ll tell, How the victory He giveth Over sin, and death, and hell. Refrain: Sing, oh sing, of my Redeemer, With His blood, He purchased me. On the cross, He sealed my pardon, Paid the debt, and made me free. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:” Galatians 3:13 Words: Phil­ip P. Bliss, 1876. This is per­haps the last hymn Bliss wrote be­fore he died in a train wreck. He sur­vived the in­i­tial crash, but was killed try­ing (un­suc­cess­ful­ly) to res­cue his wife. The lyr­ics were found in his be­long­ings af­ter the ac­ci­dent. This song is one of the first ever re­cord­ed on a phon­o­graph. George Steb­bins made the re­cord­ing dur­ing a dem­on­stra­tion of Thom­as Ed­i­son’s new in­ven­tion in New York C­ity. Music: James Mc­Gran­a­han, 1877 (MI­DI, score). “But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” Psalm 13:5-6

Author: Editor

An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

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