by Denny Burk
O Jesus, Savior of my life,
My hope, my joy, my sacrifice,
Iâ€™ve searched and found no other one
Who loves me more than you have done. (John 15:13)
So I denounce my lingering sin
Whose power You have broke within (Rom 6:14)
My ever weak and faithless frame. (Rom 7:14)
Its vigorâ€™s crushed in Jesus name.
For your death did at once proclaim,
The Fatherâ€™s glory and my shame. (Rom 3:25-26)
And you did seize my cup of guilt (Luke 22:42)
And drank all that the chalice spilled. (1 Cor 5:21)
No condemnation now I dread
Because you went for me instead
To bear the Fatherâ€™s hell-bent rage,
To pay the debt I would have paid.
Yet your work finished not with death,
Nor with your final murdered breath.
For deathâ€™s blows could not ever quell
The One whose life is in Himself. (John 5:26)
Your passion broke forth full with life
And foiled the adversaryâ€™s wiles
And broke the chains and killed the sting (1 Cor 15:55-57)
In which death had imprisoned me.
O Savior, who died in my stead, (Mark 10:45; Heb 9:28)
You firstborn from among the dead, (Col 1:18)
O Savior, you who saved my life, (Matt 1:21; John 12:47; 1 Cor 1:21)
Will take me whole to paradise. (Rev 22:1-7)
So on this resurrection day
I lift my voice with all the saints
And sing with all my ransomed might (1 Tim 2:6)
Of You, the Savior of my life.