During the month of September, the first part of the fall sermon series on spiritual renewal will focus on the gospel (good news) of Jesus as the foundation for our spiritual life. At the 11:15 service, we will sing a new song, “You Alone Can Rescue,” to celebrate the work of Jesus that is the heart and hope of all spiritual renewal. The Christian author J. I. Packer suggests that the core message of the gospel of Jesus Christ can be distilled into a very simple statement: “God saves sinners.” “You Alone Can Rescue” enables us to celebrate that core message in a way that is both simple and profound. “When our hearts were far away,” God in Christ “came down to find us” and “led us out of death.” Therefore, we confess to God with joy, “You alone can rescue. You alone can save…To you alone belongs the highest praise.”
You Alone Can Rescue (audio)
Text and tune: Matt Redman 2008;
© 2008 Thankyou Music/Sixsteps Music
Who, O Lord, could save themselves,
their own soul could heal?
Our shame was deeper than the sea;
your grace is deeper still.
And you alone can rescue.
You alone can save.
You alone can lift us from the grave.
You came down to find us, led us out of death.
To you alone belongs the highest praise.
You, O Lord, have made a way.
The great divide you healed.
For when our hearts were far away
your love went further still.