Friday, March 27, 2020

Hymn of the Week: Cast into the Depths

This week, I wrote a celebratory hymn about the forgiveness that we have in Christ. It's based on Micah 7:19--"You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea." The song is set to the tune of an old hymn called "We Have an Anchor" (which, incidentally, is a marvelous song in its own right, and perfectly fitting for the current time of crisis). 

Cast into the Depths

Come, you hurting ones! Come, all you forlorn!
Come and find rest in our forgiving Lord.
Bring him every wound, for he can restore;
Bring him all your sins, and he'll make you pure.

     Sing hallelujah forevermore!
     All praise to Christ, our redeeming Lord,
     For by his compassion, our sins are
     Cast into the depths, and recalled no more!

If you're bowed with sin, he will raise your head;
If you hungry are, he will be your bread;
If you thirst for peace, he's the overflow;
And when you feel hopeless, he will be your hope!


Though for all our sins we deserve his wrath,
Though we've wandered off from his loving path,
Yet by his great grace we are not condemned:
He has washed us clean and has called us friends!