Sons & Daughters

by Sovereign Grace Music

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03:46
Verse 1 You held out Your arms, I walked away Insolent, I spurned Your face Squandering the gifts You gave to me Holding close forbidden things Destitute, a rebel still, a fool in all my pride The world I once enjoyed is death to me No joy, no hope, no life Verse 2 Where now are the friends that I had bought Gone with every penny lost What hope could there be for such as I Sold out to a world of lies Oh to see Your face again, it seems so distant now Could it be that You would take me back A servant in Your house Verse 3 You held out Your arms, I see them still You never left, You never will Running to embrace me, now I know Your cords of love will always hold Mercy’s robe, a ring of grace Such favor undeserved You sing over me and celebrate The rebel now Your child © 2009 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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Verse 1 What reason have I to doubt Why would I dwell in fear When all I have known is grace My future in Christ is clear Verse 2 My sins have been paid in full There’s no condemnation here I live in the good of this My Father has brought me near I’m leaving my fears behind me now Chorus The old is gone, the new has come What You complete is completely done We’re heirs with Christ, the victory won What You complete is completely done Verse 3 I don’t know what lies ahead What if I fail again You are my confidence You’ll keep me to the end I’m leaving my fears behind me now
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Verse 1 How has the sinner been forgiven How has the rebel been made clean Or blinded eyes been made to see How have the orphans been adopted Who hated Your love and ran from grace Despised and rejected all Your ways Chorus How wonderful the Father’s love The Father’s love for us That He would send His only Son To come and rescue us He has saved us, called us blameless Guides us now and will sustain us Oh how wonderful the Father’s love Verse 2 Your mercy floods our lives with kindness Your grace has colored all we see And You have promised not to leave You freely give Your Spirit to us So we can be sure we’re sons of God And rest in the hope of what’s to come Bridge Though sufferings may fill our lives We’re confident we’re heirs with Christ And so we cry, “Abba, Father”
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Verse 1 Calling every daughter Calling every son All who’ve been adopted Through a sacrifice of love There’s no need for you to fear Your debts have all been cleared Verse 2 Calling all the downcast Who feel like they’re alone Anyone who’s longing For a family of their own God’s prepared a place for you He’s calling you to Chorus Come and sing, come and dance The Father’s singing over you Come rejoice and be glad For God delights in you, in you Verse 3 Calling all who’ve wandered Gone off on their own Anyone who wonders If they’re welcome back at home The God of grace makes all things new He’s calling you to Bridge You chose us to be the objects of Your love In spite of all we have done You gave Your beloved Son to die for us To make us daughters and sons
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Verse 1 The greatest of all transactions The costliest purchase price Father, Your Son’s atoning death Was given in payment for mine To buy me back from slavery To set me free from my chains Chorus Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb Redeemed through Your infinite mercy Your child forever I am Verse 2 Now I’ll never know Your judgment You ransomed and saved my soul Jesus, Your death and Yours alone Has canceled the debt that I owed You satisfied the law’s demand And new life’s been given to me
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Verse 1 Broken and defiled Clinging to our filth We gloried in our shame Running far from You Still Your mercy sought and saved us Chorus Hallelujah We belong to You You have washed our stains And have raised us up with Christ Precious children in Your eyes Verse 2 You gave Your only Son Your joy and Your delight You nailed Him to the cross You crushed Him for our sin How could you love us like You love Him
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Verse 1 Father, compassionate and tender Your ears are ever open to my prayers Father, You feed the crying ravens You daily lift the burdens that I bear So I will thank You for Your mercy Chorus You gave Your Son Righteous One for the defiled You gave Your Son By His blood we’re reconciled To our God Verse 2 Father, You know that I grow weary I need You to draw near me and be my strength Father, I long to know Your presence For You’re the joy of heaven and my King So I will thank You for Your mercy Bridge Whom have I in heaven but You And none on earth compares with You
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03:57
Verse 1 We’ve come together in Your name We’ve come together to proclaim How great You are Once we were going our own ways Now we’re a people for Your praise How great You are Chorus We sing as sons and daughters Sing to God our Father All because of Jesus We sing, His blood has bought us Sing, Your mercy called us All because of Jesus we sing Verse 2 Jesus, You’re powerful to save Jesus, You’ve risen from the grave How great You are Your blood gave us peace with God Your love has broken down our walls How great You are Bridge By grace we have been saved To be Your dwelling place You took our curse and made us one It’s nothing we could do Our only boast is You So we rejoice in what You’ve done
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03:07
Verse 1 My ears had heard of You, now I have seen This bitter sweetness in Your agony My heart was far from You, but You drew me near With loving kindness dried every tear Chorus And I can see You Bearing all my shame on the cross I can hear You cry out, “It is done” O Jesus, Your sacrifice was more than enough In Your death I see undying love Verse 2 My heart is broken and I’m down on my knees To see my Savior suffering for me But You descended, lifting me up Washing my feet, filling my cup
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Verse 1 We were ruined in our sin We were guilty and undone When Your love reached down with sovereign hands And beckoned us to come Verse 2 You sought out the wanderers Made the prodigals come home With a lavish feast You welcomed us For You made us Your own Chorus You have loved us like You love Your Son We are heirs with Christ, bought by His blood Oh how great the love that we’ve been shown We’re Your children now, You made us Your own Verse 3 We are strangers to the world But no strangers to Your throne We draw near You now with confidence For all our fears are gone Verse 4 And when Christ our King returns We’ll meet saints we’ve never known And forever we will be amazed That You made us Your own
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Verse 1 Mystery of mysteries That God would make for me A place within His family, though once His enemy The Judge of every sinner sent Christ to Calvary To prepare a place for me Verse 2 Judgment should be given For this guilt upon my head But the Father of all glory crushed His Son instead Now I’ve been adopted, for God made this to be You prepared a place for me Chorus Blessed be, blessed be My God and Savior, You’ve shown me favor And prepared a place for me Verse 3 Father, in the moment When Your Son shall split the skies And myriads of angels acclaim Him with their cries By grace I will be able to join the jubilee You prepared a place for me
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Verse 1 Father of lights, giver of gifts There is no shadow in You Author of life, Fountain of grace Each morning Your mercies are new Chorus And You never change, and You never lie Age to age You are the same I will trust in You, all Your faithfulness For I know You never change Verse 2 Father of love, source of all good Tower of strength and my shield When You gave Your Son for those who rebelled Your love for the world was revealed Verse 3 Father of peace, help of the weak Though mountains fall into the sea Though tempests may rage, the sun hide its face Your favor will rest upon me

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Do you live with a nagging suspicion of God?

Many Christians understand that Jesus died in our place to take our punishment, that our sins have been forgiven, and that one day Christ will return. But inwardly we can be tempted to wonder whether God truly loves us, cares about us, or even thinks about us.

The gospel has brought us amazing news, but sometimes we don’t live in the good of it.

These songs are meant to direct our attention to the unfathomable love God has shown us in adopting us through Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:5). We are now part of God’s family—in Christ we will forever be the objects of God’s particular and passionate mercy and love. That biblical reality, rather than leaving us focused on ourselves, drives us once again to proclaim the greatness of the God whose grace turns hopeless rebels into precious children.

“And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!” (Gal. 4:6)

>> For sheet music, lyrics, and more album information visit sovereigngracemusic.org/music/albums/sons-daughters/ <<

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released August 1, 2009

Produced and Arranged by Sal Oliveri and Bob Kauflin Executive Producer: Bob Kauflin
Song Consultants: Mark Altrogge and Steve & Vikki Cook
Theological Consultant: Jeff Purswell

Band tracks recorded by Billy Whittington at Vibe 56 (Nashville,TN)
Overdubs recorded by Sal Oliveri at Little Sicily Studios (Franklin,TN)
Vocals recorded by Sal Oliveri and David MacKenzie at the Sovereign Grace Studio (Gaithersburg, MD)
Mixed by Billy Whittington at Vibe 56 (Nashville, TN) Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master (Nashville, TN)

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