Thank You Jesus for the Blood by Charity Gayle is a beautiful and classic sounding song that fits almost anywhere in your worship set.
Let's take a look at the lyrics:
I was a wretch I remember who I was
I was lost, I was blind I was running out of time
Sin separated The breach was far too wide
But from the far side of the chasm
You held me in your sight
So You made a way Across the great divide
Left behind Heaven's throne To build it here inside
And there at the cross You paid the debt I owed
Broke my chains, freed my soul
For the first time I had hope
Thank you Jesus for the blood applied
Thank you Jesus, it has washed me white
Thank you Jesus, You have saved my life
Brought me from the darkness into glorious light
You took my place Laid inside my tomb of sin
You were buried for three days
But then You walked right out again
And now death has no sting And life has no end
For I have been transformed By the blood of the lamb
There is nothing stronger
Than the wonder working power of the blood The blood
That calls us sons and daughters
We are ransomed by our Father
Through the blood The blood
While the perspective is personal, the themes are universal. We were all blind, we were all separated and we were all saved.
While the overwhelming response to Christ’s sacrifice is gratitude, there is a surprising lack of songs for the Church that explicitly say “thank you”. Maybe it feels trite or simply too small. The beauty of Thank You Jesus For The Blood is the weight and meaning the music gives to those powerful words–every chord change acts as an anchor.
Learn how to play Thank You Jesus For The Blood plus get transposable sheet music, tabs and chord chart.