3.02.2020

"Upon a Life" a Hymn



"Upon a Life I have not lived,
Upon a Death I did not die,
Another’s Life; Another’s Death,
I stake my whole eternity."


I had the privilege to lead worship this weekend, and because we were focused on the belt of truth as discussed in Ephesians 6, took the opportunity to introduce to the church a song we'd not sung together before. Our whole set was focused on singing back many truths of our faith ("O Church Arise," "The Church's One Foundation," "This I Believe [The Creed]"), and especially singing of and to Jesus ("In Christ Alone," "Cornerstone"), who is Himself our ultimate Truth. The rich lyrics of this updated hymn seemed to fit well.

For those curious, this song was originally written by Horatius Bonar as part of a longer Communion hymn. You can download music and read additional commentary from the Indelible Grace artists who updated this tune on their Hymnbook page. Their work on this song, as so many, is much appreciated. Please enjoy a listen.

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