A Beautiful Exchange

I recently purchased Hillsong’s new album entitled A beautiful Exchange and must say that the album is great. But amongst all the great songs this one stood out to me, the words are amazing. I believe it gives us a true sense of Christ’s substitutionary death, for it was truly a beautiful exchange; it should have been us on the cross, but He substituted us for Himself. We had an outstanding debt we could not pay and He paid a debt He did not owe. May the words of this song bring a new sense of appreciation to your heart for Christ’s death on the cross.

You were near
Though I was distant
Disillusioned I was
Lost and insecure

Still mercy fought
For my attention
You were waiting at the door
Then I let you in

Trading your life
For my offenses
For my redemption
You carried all the blame

Breaking the curse
Of our condition
Perfection took our place

Chorus:
When only love could make a way
You gave your life in a beautiful exchange

My burden erased
My life forgiven
There is nothing that could take this love away
And my only desire and sole ambition
Is to love you just the same

Chorus:
When only love could make a way
You gave your life in a beautiful exchange
When only love could break these chains
You gave your life in a beautiful exchange


Bridge:
Holy are you God
Holy is your name
With everything I’ve got
My heart will sing how I love you

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