Song of the Month

(Every month we will be featuring a new or a lesser sung hymn. Worship leaders can then make use of this hymn during worship. The idea is to introduce a new song to the church with a particular theme. Or to revive a lesser sung hymn)

This month’s song: “His Robes for Mine”

Songwriter(s): Chris Anderson.
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Lyrics of the Song:

VERSE 1:
His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange!
Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage.
Draped in His righteousness, I’m justified.
In Christ I live, for in my place He died.

VERSE 2:
His robes for mine: what cause have I for dread?
God’s daunting Law Christ mastered in my stead.
Faultless I stand with righteous works not mine,
Saved by my Lord’s vicarious death and life.

VERSE 3:
His robes for mine: God’s justice is appeased.
Jesus is crushed, and thus the Father’s pleased.
Christ drank God’s wrath on sin, then cried “‘Tis done!”
Sin’s wage is paid; propitiation won.

VERSE 4:
His robes for mine: such anguish none can know.
Christ, God’s beloved, condemned as though His foe.
He, as though I, accursed and left alone;
I, as though He, embraced and welcomed home!

CHORUS:
I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own.
My praise-my all-shall be for Christ alone.

View the song on Church Works Media’s website.