DescriptionThough this song is named “My Sin,” it could really be named “My Savior” since the song is really about all the ways that Jesus saves us from our sin. Sin is man’s most deadly enemy – a sickness far beyond any bacteria or virus we’ve ever encountered. Sin has run its course through every part of man – body, mind, heart, and soul. And sin is not like a normal sickness – just something we catch from others or the environment. We were both born natures already infected with sin, and are complicit and morally responsible for what our sin natures cause us to do. Sin is such an important biblical concept that the Lord gives us many metaphors to help us understand it and its effects. This song explores three of those metaphors, and how the Father and Son relate to us in those metaphors. As you read, listen, or sing this song, think not simply about how powerful your sin is, but more importantly, all that your Savior Jesus is to you and that he is able to save you from every aspect of sin’s terrible force in your life.
LyricsMy sin—the dark, enormous debt
Which law and conscience show,
Reminds me of the worth of God
To Whom that debt is owed.
But Christ became my Surety,
A gift of love was made:
His precious blood and righteousness
My debt has fully paid.
My sin reveals the enmity
I had with God on high
For when He sent His Son for me
I sentenced Him to die.
Yet this same One in triumph rose
To plead on my behalf
For by His blood He turned away
The Father’s holy wrath.
Hallelujah, every debt is paid;
Hallelujah, peace with God was made;
Hallelujah, Jesus bore my blame;
Hallelujah to the Lamb!
My sin—the bold and shocking crimes
I callously commit
Against a perfect King and Judge
With justice shall be met.
But look! there stands the Innocent
To suffer in my place—
He took the sentence I deserve
And pardoned me by grace.