Sunday, January 17, 2016

Nothing But...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), do you know what I plan to do, today?

Hopefully, you realize that I will go to meet up with my church family.  Together, we will worship in spirit and in truth.  And, through music.

Thinking about music, I thought of a hymn that I adore.

It's by Robert Lowry and is entitled, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.  Here's a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYjhGeAIG6k.  The lyrics are below.

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 
Refrain:
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

(This verse and refrain was not recorded:
Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
 
Refrain)

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
 
(These verses and refrain were not recorded:
Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
 
Refrain

Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain)
 
Even though all the verses weren't recorded, and aren't always sung during recordings anymore, I print them, when I can.  This way, you can see how they were originally written.
 
Of course, this hymn touches my heart.
 
Why? 
 
Because it comes across with the lyrics/wording that truly tells us that what we need is nothing... but, the blood of Jesus.
 
After all, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from sin.
 
Just as we read, in 1 John 1:5-7, "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

How does Jesus' blood cleanse us from all sin?

His blood covers us, so God doesn't see our sin.  We become white as snow.

How does this happen?

All because we trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, by doing this, we gain salvation.

That's it.  Simple.  Not hard.

If you have not yet come to Christ, do it today, my friend.  Tomorrow may be too late.


Until next time...

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