There Is No Sin That I Have Done

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A Christian is one who has been set free from the power and penalty of sin, both in this life and in the next, through the only means that God has given for such redemption, the substitutionary death of Jesus who took the awful punishment for sin that we deserved. (1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 2:2) This central message of the Christian faith is our deepest delight and surest anchor and deserves to be on our hearts and lips every day. We should never tire of singing praise to Jesus who has redeemed us from our sin and guilt. Nothing can fill our hearts with gratitude like remembering how wicked we really are, the severity of punishment that our sins deserve before a holy God, and the love that God has shown us in giving His Son to endure our punishment for us. (Romans 5:8) Jesus has taken the “wormwood and the gall” (severe bitterness associated with judgment - see Jeremiah 9:15 for an example) for us and has completed the work of reconciliation; there is no way we can add to or subtract from its saving value. Let this closing thought be the theme song of our lives: “my Beloved, He is mine, for He has made me His.”

Lyrics

There is no sin that I have done
That has such height and breadth
It can't be washed in Jesus' blood
Or covered by His death.
There is no spot that still remains,
No cause to hide my face,
For He has stooped to wash me clean
And covered me with grace.

There is no wrath that I will know,
No wormwood and no gall;
For though such wounds and grief I earned
My Savior bore them all.
There is no work that I must add
To stand before His throne.
I only plead His life and death
Sufficient on their own.

There is no love that I desire
But Jesus' warm embrace.
While now I know His love by faith
I long to see His face.
There is no song that I will sing,
No melody but this,
That my Beloved, He is mine,
For He has made me His.

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2008 ThousandTongues.org, admin by ThousandTongues

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Beautiful! Music fits the words. Curious, are you using a non-standard tuning for this song? I hear very smooth changes and open strings and it sounds nothing like the fretted chords. The guitar work on this is perfect.
» R Graham on May 21st, 2009

I played the chords in D using a capo only on the first five strings (commonly called a "cut capo"). That's why the voicings sound so different than playing the chords in the key of E. Thanks for the encouragement!
» David Ward on May 21st, 2009

You guys at Reformed Praise are an incredible blessing to me! This song was absolutely wonderful! Praise God!
» Zach Doty on June 2nd, 2009

David,

This song is brilliant in its simplicity. While I recognize that emotions are the caboose and not the locomotive, the lyrics moved me to tearful worship almost immediately. The hallmark of a well-written song is that the chords and melodic structure become transparent, and the listener is left unencumbered to deal with the subject matter of the lyric in the most personal way. This song achieves this upon the first listen. I looked through the “window frame” of the song to the loveliness of Christ. This is the stuff that God-honoring music is made of. I will be singing this throughout my week and next Sunday morning with our congregation!
» Charlie Crane on June 17th, 2009

What can I say? Gospel sweetness set to musical brilliance.
» Todd Braye on July 7th, 2009

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» Merciful to Me | Reformed Praise on September 4th, 2010

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» Beautiful hymn | The Sheffield Family on February 12th, 2011

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I'm continualy amazed by your ability to put great biblical truths with such singable melodies. This is so refreshing. Keep writing--I know many congregations are being edified through your accessible music.
Praise be to God!
» Steve Sims on March 10th, 2011

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» Judah « Joy's blog on October 22nd, 2011

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» Savouring the Gospel on February 17th, 2012

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I love your work and the words that you have written in God's sovereign nature!!! I am a young pianist in the church and I am being blessed through these hymns that have been written. Praying for you Sir. God Bless.
» Chris P on March 16th, 2014

Beautiful....Absolutely beautiful...
» Kathi Miles on September 9th, 2014