Composer: Todd Murray

Author: Jerry Wragg

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Before the universe was made and light came into view;
The plan for saving grace was laid and etched in love and truth.
When sin and death had entered in Your gracious heart was heard;
A promise that would cover sin, through your eternal Word.

But who in heaven or on earth could bridge so wide a chasm?
For sin offended from its birth a glory none can fathom.
Yet hidden in the counsel of Your wise and holy mind;
A savior fashioned out of love would enter space and time.

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That you would die of your own will, the spotless for the stained;
Does every hour amaze me still, such pity unrestrained.
For though my sin deserved the death Your holiness demands,
Twas in your heart to bear the wrath and shield me with your hands.
Twas in your heart to bear the wrath and shield me with your hands.

The Savior born so long ago came not for earthly glory;
The broken path would be His lot, disgrace would be His story.
His life began with helpless cries and no one knew the reason,
But at His end those helpless cries would buy us back from treason.

Were you to mark our sin, oh Lord, and say “I will not pardon”;
Then all would spend eternity with hearts forever hardened.
But lavish mercy, grace, and love came running to the sinner;
On Christ my shame and guilt were placed, from death I was delivered.

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Before the universe was made and light came into view;
The plan for saving grace was laid and etched in love and truth.
Oh, Jesus, Lord and Master, friend, please help me now to grasp
The wonder of your birth and death that rescued me at last!
Oh, Jesus, Lord and Master, friend, please help me now to grasp
The wonder of your birth and death that rescued me at last!