My Precious Savior Gave His All
DescriptionThis song seeks to portray the amazing contrast between what Jesus possessed as the divine Son of God and what He gave up to redeem His people from their sins. 1 John 4:10 says “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” The suffering that Jesus endured to turn the Father’s wrath away from us (“propitiation”) demonstrates both His and His Father’s amazing love for us. Jesus was willing to trade the glory and majesty that He possessed from eternity past to become a poor peasant who ultimately roamed Israel homeless and was executed for crimes He did not commit. He was willing to be tempted beyond anything we can fully understand by Satan himself, willing to be forsaken by every single person in this world, to be mocked and scorned, beaten, and crucified, all while deserving worship. Philippians 2:6-8 says “though he was in the form of God, [Jesus] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
LyricsMy precious Savior gave His all-
His body, heart, and soul,
To rescue me from Adam’s fall
And recreate me whole.
He left His majesty behind-
The King became a slave!
No earthly comforts did He find
But sought instead the grave.
His hands, though pierced by enemies
Stretched out in selfless love,
His body, fixed to Calv’ry’s tree,
Now pleads for me above.
Though Jesus’ heart was crushed with grief,
Weighed down with all my sin,
He clung to this, His sure relief-
That joy He soon would win.
His soul was left abandoned there
When on the cross He died
But rose again, His life to share,
My sin and guilt to hide.
What Jesus gave for sinners’ sake
I cannot comprehend;
But this I know- it served to make
This enemy His friend.