If I can breathe easy today
It's because you were heaving that day.
If I run to my home in eternity
It's because you limped your way to Calvary.
If I can, in faith, reach for something with my hands
It's because to the cross you attached your arms.
If I can see the Father with eyes that were once blind
It's because tears for me blinded your eyes.
If my ears are open and to your words I listen
It's because you were deafened with shouts of "crucify Him!"
If my heart is healed, it's because yours was broken.
If my yoke is light, it's because you took mine, when I was heavy-laden.
If I have peace, it because you were punished for me.
If I have joy, it's because you were sorrowful unto death for me.
If I have love, it's because you endured the hate of the enemy.
If I am pure, it's because you became filthy for me.
If I have light, it's because you overcame the darkness.
If I am clean, it's because you took all of my mess.
If I have life, it's because you defeated death.
If I have freedom, it's because you gave up yours.
If I am righteous, it's because you became sin.
It's because you left heaven, that I can go in.
If I have no fear, it's because of your love!
Your love! Your love! Your love, O Jesus!
O Golgotha! O Gethsemane! O Calvary!
How much I owe to the grace of the One
Who suffered through your stations!
In all my years, never have I known a love so powerful!
Pre-destined before creation, yet manifested in creation
It changes me, a soul that was once dark and lost.
Then it lifts me to a glory
surpassing that period of Eden's story,
Before sin destroyed Adam and Eve's identity.
Foolish though I was, choosing evil over good,
The Father saw my need,
Looking past my sin in His mercy!
He Sent His Son, who willingly laid down His life
And covered the multitudes of my sin with His love.
And if when He comes I can see Him face to face,
It's all entirely, absolutely, all because of His grace!