UNDERSTAND THE PRICE
I always knew you to be strict and just
Punishing every wrong, chiding every disgust
I wanted to walk perfectly, keeping my feet from dust
Each time I puffed my holy balloon, it seemed to burst
The more I tried the harder I fell,
My story of holiness I failed to sell
My hurt and pain none I could tell
And with trepidation I awaited judgement bell
But I’m alive still not dead
They said it’s because for me you bled
That on my behalf your blood you shed
I still don’t understand all they claim you said;
That said, I’m saved and now forgiven all wrong
But I still feel so unworthy, like I’m smeared with dung
I still feel weak, though I know I should be strong,
It seems like this salvation won’t last so long!
But day by day as I study your word,
I see a friend and father, not just a lord,
I feel bound to you with so strong a cord,
Your love has changed me, lifting me from the mud!
I see your perfect sacrifice has redeemed me,
Once for all time I’m saved, now I clearly see.
It took your blood to purchase me from death
That was the ultimate price for my new birth.
A holy God has qualified sinful me, and in me now dwell
Now I understand the price, I know I’m blessed, favoured and loved, and all will be well!