West London Alliance Church

This past Sunday the topic for the sermon was adoption; the glorious truth that through the redemption of Christ God the Father brings sinners into his family. We encouraged to see in the beautiful act the great love that the Father has for us. For this week’s post, I simply share with you a song. I threw a forgotten CD—that’s a disc that contains music…there are such things believe it or not—into my truck stereo and heard this song I had not heard for some time.

It is called “The Father’s Love” and it can be found on the Sovereign Grace Music album Sons and Daughters. I encourage you to read the lyrics below with an eye for all of the ideas that relate to our sermon series on the atonement. Below the lyrics will be the song itself.


How has the sinner been forgiven
How has the rebel been made clean
Or blinded eyes been made to see
How have the orphans been adopted
Who hated Your love and ran from grace
Despised and rejected all Your ways

How wonderful the Father’s love
The Father’s love for us
That He would send His only Son
To come and rescue us
He has saved us, called us blameless
Guides us now and will sustain us
Oh how wonderful the Father’s love

Your mercy floods our lives with kindness
Your grace has colored all we see
And You have promised not to leave
You freely give Your Spirit to us
So we can be sure we’re sons of God
And rest in the hope of what’s to come

Though sufferings may fill our lives
We’re confident we’re heirs with Christ
And so we cry, “Abba, Father”


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