My favorite modern hymn.
The reason for my everything.
Why I have breath in my lungs, and hope for tomorrow.

{free printable available here}

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom


  1. One of my favorite hymns too!!! Powerful. Thanks for sharing!!

    Jennifer Scruggs

  2. i love this one.
    i make it through and when i hit "it was my sin that held him him there" i lose it.
    i am so thankful for jesus.

  3. Thank you soooo much for sharing this!
    So humbled and grateful <3

  4. Such a gift... thanks so much. This is immediately being printed for my Easter mantle.

  5. There's something so great about those old hymns! I have a funny old hymnbook on my shelf that I'll just pull out sometimes and sing from, (totally geeky, I know). One of my faves is "The Old Rugged Cross."

  6. Hymns are such great pieces of music, poetry, prose, emotion... I found an old Hymn book at Good WIll and snatched it up. It's amazing how hard they are to find now that most churches are just tossing them by the wayside. But yes, this song... and they way my worship leader sings it...phenomenal.
    Always brings people to the alter.

  7. But I will boast in Jesus Christ
    His death and resurrection

    Thank you Jesus!

  8. Thanks for offering this. We sang this at church Sunday and it is one of my favorites.

  9. I adore this song. Thank you for the printable- it's going on my office door asap!

  10. I love this song! I'm so thankful we serve such an amazing God!

  11. cannot even get through .2 seconds of this song without crying. even reading the lyrics wrecks me.
    thank you jesus.