As a volunteer usher for Overlake Christian Church, I stood in the darkness of the aisle and listened as Casting Crowns sang this song. It echoed faintly in my mind yet I was unable to find the lyrics until the actual album came out. Turns out the song was called “Blessed Redeemer” and is actually a retake of an old hymn. (Ah, those lovely old hymns!)

I love this woman’s voice for this song… the melody and the lyrics are so simple and quiet, yet so powerful in their truth. So here it is, enjoy! (the title is a link to the youtube video)

Blessed Redeemer

Up Calvary’s mountain one dreadful morn
Walked Christ my Savior, weary and worn
Facing for sinners death on the cross
That He might save them from endless loss

Blessed Redeemer, precious Redeemer
Seems now I see Him on Calvary’s tree
Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading
Blind and unheeding, dying for me

“Father, forgive them,” my Savior prayed
Even while His lifeblood flowed fast away
Praying for sinners while in such woe
No one but Jesus ever loved so

Blessed Redeemer, precious Redeemer
Seems now I see Him on Calvary’s tree
Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading
Blind and unheeding, dying for me
Dying for me

Oh how I love Him, Savior and Friend
How can my praises ever find end ?
Through years unnumbered on Heaven’s shore
My songs shall praise Him forevermore

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