A debtor to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear with Your righteousness on,
My person and offerings to bring;
The terrors of law and of God,
With me can have nothing to do;
My Savior’s obedience and blood
Hide all my transgressions from view.
The mercy of God which allowed us to be freed from guilt is mind-blowing. Christians are no longer chained up in sin, they are free in Christ. There was once no option of being near the Father, now He can be approached boldly. This is the joy of salvation. What a promise that “there is therefore now no condemnation” to the Christian. All of this blessing is a result of being graciously given the merit that Christ deserves. He took your sin, you get His righteousness. Let the redeemed marvel at the mercy of God.