Enriched Affections- Mystery of Mercy
Mystery of Mercy
by Joshua Huff
In eternity past, before time was made
You started a plan to bring glory to Your name
You would create a world, both captive and free
Where creation would declare Your holy majesty
Then sin entered in, enslaving mankind;
Making men blind to you, loving the night.
But You promised grace and mercy would come
Even though we, your enemies, deserved none
Mystery of mercy, it is Your sovereign plan.
Mystery of grace, we will never understand
How You could send Your own Son to die
For depraved enemies of Your name, such as I
To adopt us as children of life
Oh, mystery of mercy
Mystery of mercy
As time wandered on, Your plan was revealed
You would send us a savior whose wounded hands would heal
He would live in our world, as a babe enter in
The man, fully God, who would free us from sin
But He was despised, rejected by men.
He suffered Your wrath as the payment for sin.
As a dead lamb He lay, ‘til the third morning came
When He conquered death as He rose from the grave.
So now that I know that I will never know
Why Your Son would die just to save my dead soul
I’ll give You my life and all that I have
And praise Your for giving us Christ!
This is one of the first songs I wrote start to finish. It came very early on in my ministry at the first church where I was officially on staff- Community Baptist Church in Elgin, IL. I was preparing for our Easter service and wanted to sing a song that not only spoke of the resurrection, but why it was important and our response to it. I'm sure there were songs I could've used, but I decided to try my hand at writing something original. This is the result of that work. For a bit more behind the music, watch the last portion of the video above if you haven't already done so.
I hope this song is an encouragement to you. There is much more to come. If you would like a free download of the song or other resources, please email me directly.