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    Mercy Speaks by Jesus’ blood

    Mercy speaks by Jesus’ blood;
    Hear and sing, ye sons of God;
    Justice satisfied indeed;;
    Christ has full atonement made.

    Jesus’ blood speaks loud and sweet;
    Here all Deity can meet,
    And, without a jarring voice,
    Welcome Zion to rejoice,
    Welcome Zion to rejoice.

    “All her debts were cast on Me,
    And she must and shall go free.
    All her debts were cast on Me,
    And she must and shall go free.”

    -William Gadsby, Mercy Speaks by Jesus' Blood (MP3)

    Posted by John on July 28, 2006 11:12 PM

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    John, who is singing that mp3? It sounds great....

    Downloaded it from RUF .. Maybe Derek Webb

    Derek Webb (and particularly this CD) is wonderful. I love these Gadsby hymns. Such a blessing they are.

    I've never heard this song sung solo. And at this point, I don't think I can take it. I was introduced to this song yesterday at church. Singing this as a congregation simply doesn't work. I truly hope I never encounter it again.

    The words are okay, though the chorus is repetitive; tune is lacklustre, ... but then it gets worse. The last part of the song repeats the phrase thusly:

    "All her debts were cast on Me, And she must, and shall go free"

    "All her debts were cast on Me, And she must, and shall go free"

    "All her debts were cast on Me, And she must, and shall go free"

    "All her debts were cast on Me, And she must, and shall go free"

    "All her debts were cast on Me, And she must, and shall go free"

    "All her debts were cast on Me, And she must, and shall go free"

    "And she must and shall go free"

    "And she must and shall go free"

    "And she must and shall go free"

    I'm sure the person who wrote it meant well, and as I said, MAYBE this works as a song to sing in your car or while jogging, but not in the context of congregational singing.

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