Father, How Sweet

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This hymn is a meditation on the eternal, infinite love between God the Father and Jesus, His Son. Before time, their love was perfect and complete in joy, so it is amazing they would invite wicked rebels like us to share their love. It’s incredible that the Father would suffer the pain of watching his Son’s agonies on the cross. It’s astounding the Son would give up His experience of His Father’s love to know the darkness of being forsaken by His Father when He bore our sins on Calvary. And it is astounding, that because we have been joined to Christ, the Father looks upon us with the same love and affection He has for Jesus. — Mark

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VERSE 1
Father, how sweet must be the pleasure
You find in Your eternal Son
For long before You made the heavens
Both You and He rejoiced as one
And long before You formed the angels
Before You made the day and night
Jesus exulted in Your presence
And He was all of Your delight

VERSE 2
Father, what love You’ve shown to rebels
That You would send Your Son so dear
Into this world of grief and trouble
To bring unworthy sinners near
We’ll never fathom how it pained You
When You supplied the offering
To rescue those who had disdained You
To watch Your dear Son suffering

VERSE 3
Jesus, it fills our hearts with wonder
That You would leave Your heavenly place
To take on flesh to thirst and hunger
To save the ones who spurned Your grace
You came to forfeit every mercy
To die that mercy we would find
And then You hung alone in darkness
So in our hearts Your grace would shine

VERSE 4
Jesus, in glory You’ve ascended
Never again to leave Your throne
Because of You we are befriended
Received and welcomed as God’s own
Father, how sweet now is Your pleasure
In us, Your daughters and Your sons
We will delight in You forever
In Jesus You have made us one


Credits:
Music and words by Mark Altrogge
© 2012 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

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from From Age to Age, released April 10, 2012

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