Out with the Old and in with the New

Welcome to 2016! To celebrate the new year, I give you a song of hope and renewal.

Out with the old and in with the new!
God has already forgiven you;
Your sin-stained self is crucified,
Nailed to the cross where the Savior died.

In with the new and out with the old!
Let God remove your heart stone-cold,
Put in its place a warm-flesh heart,
Filled with His love, ever set apart.

Off with the old and on with the new!
Put off the self that would evil do;
Put on the new self strong and pure,
Righteous in Christ, ever true and sure.

On with the new and off with the old!
Sin’s shackles on you have lost their hold;
God’s Holy Spirit now lives within;
Christ has freed all who were slaves to sin.

Out with the old and in with the new!
Righteousness no more depends on you;
Christ put aside the law that bound,
Set your feet firmly on grace’s ground.

In with the new and out with the old!
Look to the vision with streets of gold;
The time is near–yes, God’s Word is true–
When Christ will come to make all things new.

(First published at http://newsongsfromtheheart.blogspot.com, and in WHERE LIGHT DAWNS, copyright 2010 by Katherine Swarts.)

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  1. Jo Swank

     /  January 2, 2016

    Love this! Such a freeing reminder as we enter 2016!


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