A Hymn of Grace The Passion Of The Apostle John A Hymn about God’s Grace in Christ from The Gospel of John -- By: Bob Kenagy
Journal: Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society
Volume: JOTGES 12:2 (Autumn 1999)
Article: A Hymn of Grace The Passion Of The Apostle John A Hymn about God’s Grace in Christ from The Gospel of John
Author: Bob Kenagy
JOTGES 12:2 (Autumn 99) p. 109
A Hymn of Grace
The Passion Of The Apostle John
A Hymn about God’s Grace in Christ from The Gospel of John
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Word became the God-Man, in flesh, full of grace and truth from heaven;
Jesus dwelt among us, true light, we beheld His glory!
God so loved the whole world, He gave, His begotten Son to save us;
Those who only trust Him, He saves, when they trust Him only!
Love from Son and Father, grows deep, if we love our Savior deeply;
Christ is manifested, to us, if His words we’re keeping!
Full joy comes from Jesus, true vine, if in Him we are abiding;
Jesus said He calls us, His friends, if we love each other!
Saying “It is finished,” He died, making satisfact’ry payment;
Giving up His spirit, His life, took our place in judgment!
God the loving Father, looked down, separated from our Savior;
God the just Judge canceled, our debt, “paid in full” forever!
Death could not contain Him, He rose, proving He is the Messiah;
Son of God—the Savior, gives life, guaranteed by promise!
Life that’s everlasting, God gave, in the moment we believed Him;
More grace after each grace, God gives, life that’s more abundant!
Jesus is the bread of life, the living water: gift of God;
We will never hunger, thirst, our destination—certain!
We have confidence in Jesus Christ our Savior;
Everlasting life was given to us, when persuaded that His guarantee is true!
JOTGES 12:2 (Autumn 99) p. 110
The Passion of the Apostle John (alternate title: Confidence in Christ) seeks to highlight the apostle John’s primary purpose in writing the Fourth Gospel. John wrote the only book of the Bible that has as its primary purpose that we may have eternal life through faith in Christ, the Guarantor of that life (John 20:31). It is not until John’s other writings, The Epistles of John and Revelation, that Christian growth through fellowship and encouragement toward perseverance are primary themes.
Verse one of the hymn relates God’s appearance on earth through the incarnation of Christ. God made Himself known as the loving God who provides eternal life and salvation as a gift received through faith in Christ. Verses three and four address the death and resurrection of Christ which provide satisfactory remedy for the sin of humanity, authenticate Jesus’ role as Savior and Christ, and give us everlasting life the momen...
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