If I Had a Thousand Tongues

Guilt was a raging fire, burning all of me
Leaving only ash scattered in the breeze
Everything I chased was a fantasy
But I loved my chains, and I could not see

Then came Your voice
And it spoke the name of Jesus
For You made the choice
And the Word became
The only power that frees us

If I had a thousand tongues I still couldn’t sing
In a thousand days the praise I should bring
For the thousand ways that you are deserving
Of all my praise-you’re eternally worthy

God of my salvation, God of new creation
You have made a way like only you can do
I am consecrated, I am recreated
I am now made holy, only in You
Only in You, only in You

Wherever sin has grown, Grace is greater still
I cannot escape from my Savior’s will
I won’t feed the lie that my sin has won
I’ve been crucified with the Risen Son

I will lift my voice
And shout the name of Jesus
For You made the choice
And on the cross you gave
The anguish that redeems us

If I had a thousand tongues I still couldn’t sing
In a thousand days the praise I should bring
For the thousand ways that you are deserving
Of all my praise-you’re eternally worthy

God of my salvation, God of new creation
You have made a way like only you can do
I am consecrated, I am recreated
I am now made holy, only in You
Only in You, only in You

You were betrayed and I’m forgiven
You were condemned and I am living
You were denied and I’m acknowledged by Your Word
I pound the nail, and You defend me
I crucify and Your wounds mend me
It is finished-the final words that death has heard

God of my salvation, God of new creation
You have made a way like only you can do
I am consecrated, I am recreated
I am now made holy, only in You

-Eric Scholtens

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