Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection
and the life; whoever believes in Me, even
if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives
and believes in Me will never die. Do you
believe this?" (John 11:25-26)
Acquitted By The Cross
Justified by faith, we have peace
With God, through Jesus, in His grace;
Our hope is glory that won't cease
Through Christ, all our sins, He'll
Afflictions teach us to endure
That character, to hope, may grow;
In His Spirit, our hope is sure -
His love outpoured, our hearts do know.
He died for us when we were sin
To prove His love and justify
Us in His blood - He saved us in
His love - mercy He won't deny.
Just as through one, sin came to earth
And death to all, as all had sinned;
Now too, through One, by our re-birth,
The reign of sin and death rescind.
The gracious gift of Christ outflows
For all who accept Him as Lord:
Acquitted of past sins, one knows
The riches of mercy outpoured.
Unto His death, Jesus obeyed;
That all sins' charges may be stayed.
May the power of the cross of Jesus
draw the transforming grace of His
down to reconcile our hearts to Himself
His saving love.
(c) Paul Buis, 2005