Why He willed to die to set me free?
I’ve oft’ committed treason,
So tell me what’s the reason,
He gave His life for me on Calvary?
Once I skulked in dark, unpleasant places,
All God's holy angels hid their faces,
I wallowed with the swine,
While He sweat great drops of blood for me.
I confess I’ve sinned - I know I’m worthless,
None but He thought I deserved redress,
My shame and fall from grace,
Were swept without a trace,
When He was lifted high upon the tree.
I am pledged to Him, I’m His unfettered,
His alone who for my sins atoned,
The love that I once spurned,
Is humbly now returned,
The King says I am His eternally.
Myra D'Souza / 23 November 2010