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'Tis Such a Mystery, Father

"even as He choose us in Him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy..." (Ephesians 1:4).



1.   'Tis such a mystery, Father,
         Why I was loved of Thee.
      A sinner, hell deserving,
         Without excuse or plea;
      My soul was wholly broken
         By Thy truth's heavy load,
      For I was found unable
         To pay the price I owed.

2.   Unsearchable and wondrous
         Are Thy ways Sov'reign Lord,
      That Thou shouldst die to purchase
         What I could ne'er afford.
      Thy blood has bought me fully
         To live only for Thee.
      Thy cross is set before me
         That holy I might be.

3.   My heart was then Thy conquest;
         Thy Spirit sought and won
      And placed my own due judgement
         On Thy own precious Son.
      Thy truth did pierce my darkness,
         Exposed my helpless plight;
      But Thou found my salvation
         To be Thy heart's delight.

4.   Amazing thoughts to ponder
         When I consider Thee,
      Before the world's creation
         Didst then consider me.
      Elected in Christ Jesus
         And called into His love;
      His blood has bought my pardon,
         'Tis mercy from above.

"'Tis Such a Mystery Father'"
WORDS: Ken Puls, December 8, 1985
MUSIC: Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Harmonized by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
THEME: Election and Salvation by Grace

I wrote this hymn at the end of my first year of ministry. The more I studied Scripture and understood the love of God in the doctrine of election, the more I was humbled and in awe that God would choose to set His love on me, send His Son to die for me and pursue me by His Spirit to conquer and win my heart.

Words ©1987 Kenneth A Puls
Music: Public Domain


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