Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mercy and Grace by Shai Linne and Tim Brindle




Mercy and Grace
Written by Shai Linne and Timothy Brindle

Verse 1 (Shai Linne)

I gotta say this, God is gracious
That's not just a doctrine statement, but my heartfelt proclamation
Of a God who saves men without obligation
From sin's domination and the bonds of Satan
Nobody sins in moderation
That's obvious from our evil thoughts to our conversation
We were dead, we needed more than an operation
We had to be brought out the grave and made alive, awakened
It's quite amazing how in salvation
Each person of the Trinity contributes like a compilation
The Father elected me, Jesus bled for me
And regeneration is the Holy Spirit's confirmation
So we repent of our abominations
Consecration to the God who's exalted above the constellations
The observation of the congregation is
God is gracious with a lot of patience, so we gotta praise Him!


Chorus

We'll forever praise His mercy and grace
Praise the Lord for His mercy and grace
His mercy and grace
And Christ took the curse in our place
Praise the Lord for His mercy and grace (repeat)

Verse 2 (Shai Linne)

When I speak of God's mercy, I'm speaking of His tendency
To tenderly express empathy towards His enemies
Whether it be mentally or outright obscenity
We effectively deserve hell for our enmity
Adam left a legacy of sin, since we share in his pedigree
We therefore share in his destiny
If God didn't intervene, we'd all perish eventually
In His great mercy, He gave us the remedy
Christ lived sinlessly, then He paid the penalty
His assassination was public like John Kennedy
Rose on the third day, exalted to the heavenlies
Repent and see your sins will be deleted from His memory
Gain a new identity, eternal serenity
Now it's clear we should "volunteer" like Tennessee
To spread His fame endlessly, the message is essentially
A merciful God sent His Son to set sinners free!

Chorus

Verse 3 (Timothy Brindle)

In mercy, Christ saw our wretched condition
But instead of giving us death for our sinning
In grace, His blood paid the debt that's infinite
Now resurrected with Christ and blessed because we're in Him
Mercy: Christ turned the Father's anger
Grace: Christ earned us all His favor
And since Christ kept the precepts of the law
Because of His perfection, we're accepted by God!
Real righteousness He gladly gives us
The Father happily lavishes this
Instead of filthy rags, our Dad's forgiveness
The ultimate story of rags to riches!
His grace displayed in saving the worst men
Behold, God's riches of grace are a Person (Jesus)
Christ, the fountain abounding in His grace
Over my foul sin and mountains of mistakes
In pleasure He's immeasurably gracious
Now we're seated with Jesus in the heavenly places
Plus His Spirit's the strength that will change Tim
He daily gives the grace of sanctification
Forever we'll praise the I Am
Who gave us grace in the Lamb before the ages began
So Shai, with that, resume the chorus
Because of the cross, all His attributes are for us!

Chorus


Refrain

Shai: Yo Tim, that was a bangin' verse, b
Tim: Nah, remember, I'm a sinner saved by mercy
Shai: What's mercy?
Tim: It's not getting what we deserve
Because Christ already suffered the judgment and curse
But Shai, yo, you blazed it ace!
Shai: Praise God, I'm just a sinner saved by grace
Tim: Well, define grace
Shai: Our redemption price immense
Both: Grace stands for God's Riches At Christ's Expense!

 The Attributes of God