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For All My Sin

Denise and I are playing the offertory in church Sunday, going back again to this Norman Clayton song, written in 1943.

It was His love for me
That nailed Him to the tree,
To die in agony
For all my sin.
For my own guilt and blame
The great Redeemer came,
Willing to bear the shame
Of all my sin.
O what a Savior is mine –
In Him God’s mercies combine.
His love can never decline,
And He loves me.

To Calv’ry’s hill one day
The Lord was led away,
None else the price could pay
For all my sin.
He on the cross was slain
Yielding His life in pain,
He felt the bitter stain
Of all my sin.
O what a Savior is mine –
In Him God’s mercies combine.
His love can never decline,
And He loves me.

Was ever love so strong?
Was ever crime so wrong
When Jesus suffered long
For all my sin?
He saw my greatest need,
Became my friend indeed;
Thru Him I have been freed
Of all my sin.
O what a Savior is mine –
In Him God’s mercies combine.
His love can never decline,
And He loves me.

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Clayton also wrote “My Hope Is In the Lord”,  “Now I Belong To Jesus” and “We Shall See His Lovely Face” which are in many modern hymnals.

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