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Was It Enough?

Hugh Wilson, 1800
Neil Barham, 2010

Verse 1
Was it enough, that God should die
To take away my sin?
Enough to close the door of Hell,
And stop my falling in?
Enough, that I be righteous found,
Before His perfect view?
Enough, that Christ’s own deeds be mine?
Despite all I could do?

Chorus
My God, why would You shed Your blood
So pure and undefiled
To make a sinful one like me
Your chosen, precious child?

Verse 2
Enough that all my soul and mind
Transformed within should be?
Enough, my sin should be subdued,
And God should live in me?
No! Not enough! More would He do!
How deep His mercy runs:
That I, a treas’nous wretch, should be
Adopted as His son!

Chorus
My God, why would You shed Your blood
So pure and undefiled
To make a sinful one like me
Your chosen, precious child?

Verse 3
To wear His name, to feel His kiss,
To lie in that embrace,
What grand, mysterious gentleness
Shines in my Father’s face!

Chorus
My God, O how You shed Your blood
So pure and undefiled
To make a sinful one like me
Your chosen, precious child!