This song, My Plea, has become a favourite of mine. The words have so much meaning and the tune is gorgeous.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, on which we can base entrance into Heaven except Jesus and what He has done for us. We have no great deeds to recommend us to God. The Bible says that even our righteousness is viewed as filthy rags to God. Apart from Jesus there is no hope…
BUT – “When Christ in my place died on Calvary’s tree, Hallelujah, that opened God’s Heaven to me!”
Every day I become more aware of how unworthy I am. The wonder of it amazes me that God loved us when there was nothing in us to love. We were full of sin and wickedness, but because Jesus was willing to pay the ultimate price with his death on the cross we were given the opportunity to become not just acceptable in God’s sight but to be loved by the Creator of the universe. Humbling thought.
Should I at the gates of Heaven appear
To answer the challenge, “What claim hast thou here,
What hast thou to offer, yea, what is thy plea?”
With blessed assurance my answer will be.
All that I have is Jesus,
All that I claim is Jesus,
All that I want, All that I need,
All that I plead is Jesus.
Of all earthly treasures nothing I’ve brought:
No great deeds of merit have I ever wrought.
Tho vile and unworthy as mortal could be,
I’ve nothing to offer but this is my plea.
My sins, they are many, my virtues are few.
The blood of my Saviour will carry me though,
When Christ in my place died on Calvary’s tree,
Hallelujah, that opened God’s Heaven to me!