By His Wounds was written by Third Day lead singer Mac Powell, and was recorded in 2007 for the the worship album Glory Revealed. For the recording, Powell is joined by Christian artists Stephen Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall and Brian Littrell.

He was pierced for our transgressions
He was crushed for our sins
The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him
And by His wounds, by His wounds we are healed

He was pierced for our transgressions
He was crushed for our sins
The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him
And by His wounds, by His wounds we are healed

We are healed by Your sacrifice
And the life that You gave
We are healed for You paid the price
By Your grace we are saved
We are saved

He was pierced for our transgressions
And crushed for our sins
The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him
And by His wounds, by His wounds we are healed

We are healed by Your sacrifice
And the life that You gave
We are healed for You paid the price
By Your grace we are saved
We are saved

He was pierced for our transgressions
He was crushed for our sins
The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him
And by His wounds, by His wounds we are healed
And by His wounds, by His wounds

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

The song takes most of its lyrics directly from the prophecy in Isaiah 53 that we discussed in the last post. A second scripture reference comes from the book of Ephesians.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— (Eph 2:8)

The tag at the end comes from an old hymn called “Nothing But the Blood” written by Robert Lowry in 1876.

Here is of video of Mac Powell and the other three artists singing “By His Wounds” at the 2007 Dove Awards. The video was uploaded to YouTube by thelanavs.

See you in Church!

Connie

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