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Sunday, October 7, 2012

REDEEMED HOW I LOVE TO PROCLAIM IT



When we use the word redeem today, it has a variety of meanings. It could mean compensating for the faults or bad aspects of something or it could mean to do something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior.  But for the believer it has a more powerful meaning.  Redemption is from the Latin redemptio, "to redeem," "to buy back again." In theology, this is the idea that Christ "redeemed" or "bought back" mankind by delivering us from sin and its punishment, therefore making salvation possible. Jesus came to redeem fallen creation and to pay the price for human sin.  By His death at Calvary he bought us back - His life and blood for our salvation.  And when we realize the truth of this action we should fall before Him in love and worship for this incredible act.  We should be driven to share and proclaim this message to all.  We are His children - forever.  Fanny Crosby, the great blind hymn writer experienced this redemption in her life and she penned the words of this great hymn in 1882.  Once she was asked, "Is there a special hymn written for your conversion experience?"  Fanny replied, "I would write many hymns to describe the joy of my salvation. The one that stands out the most to me right now is this one."  And she began to sing in her beautiful soprano voice, "redeemed, how I love to proclaim it."  And proclaim it she did, through countless songs that are still sung today.  May this week's hymn not only remind you of the powerful work of redemption but may it stir you to proclaim this message wherever you go.

(1)   Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

(2)  Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

(3)   I think of my bless├Ęd Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long:
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

(4)   I know there's a crown that is waiting,
In yonder bright mansion for me,
And soon, with the spirits made perfect,
At home with the Lord I shall be.
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My voice instructor pick this song as my first practice song. I already knew it from singing it at church, but now it has new meaning to me. I have recently been through a big change and lost in my life. I did not handle things very well at all. I was looking at everything and trying my way to figure it all out. But God open my eyes about His true Love through this song.