My Only Hope

I love the lyrics of My Only Hope as recorded by Caedmon’s Call on their album Back Home.

Depth of mercy can there be
Mercy still reserved for me
Can my God, your wrath forbear
Me the chief of sinners, spare

Chorus
It’s my only hope
You’re my only hope
It’s my only hope of Heaven
At the cross forgiven

I have long withstood your grace
Long provoked you to your face
Would not harken to your calls
Grieved you by a thousand falls

There for me the Savior stands
Shows his wounds and spreads His hands
Face to face before the Son
And like Isaiah I’m undone

Depth of mercy, vast and free
So much deeper than the sea
God of love, you heard my cry
Now into your open arms I fly

Thy Mercy

My unworthiness. God’s mercy.

My rebellion. God’s pursuit.

My rags. God’s riches.

God’s pardon. God’s covenant. God’s righteousness

My tears.

God’s love my boast, my joy, my song.

That’s the story told so beautifully by this song. The lyrics were written in 1776.

If you have never heard it, find a way.

Thy Mercy

Words by John Stocker (1776)

Music by Sandra McCracken

Recorded by Caedmon’s Call

On the album In the Company of Angels

Thy mercy my God is the theme of my song,

The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue.

Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,

Hath won my affection and bound my soul fast.

Without Thy sweet mercy, I could not live here.

Sin would reduce me to utter despair,

But through Thy free goodness, my spirit’s revived

And He that first made me still keeps me alive.

Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,

Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart.

Dissolved by Thy goodness, I fall to the ground

And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own

In the covenant love of Thy crucified Son.

All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine

Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine.

All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine

Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine.