New Song Spotlight: Now Why This Fear

Originally written by Augustus Toplady (who also wrote “Rock of Ages”) in 1772, Sovereign Grace’s Doug Plank wrote the music, chorus and bridge, and modernized some words for the text “Now Why This Fear” (Click for Video). Toplady’s care for his flock was evident as you read these words. This text speaks to those who doubt the efficacy of the love of Christ for them, which is most of us all too often! May we all rely on Christ’s work for us instead of striving. (Hebrews 4:11).

VERSE 1
Now why this fear and unbelief?
Has not the Father put to grief
His spotless Son for us?
And will the righteous Judge of men
Condemn me for that debt of sin
Now canceled at the cross?

CHORUS
Jesus, all my trust is in Your blood
Jesus, You’ve rescued us
Through Your great love

VERSE 2
Complete atonement You have made
And by Your death have fully paid
The debt Your people owed
No wrath remains for us to face
We’re sheltered by Your saving grace
And sprinkled with Your blood (CHORUS)

BRIDGE
How sweet the sound of saving grace
How sweet the sound of saving grace
Christ died for me

VERSE 3
Be still my soul and know this peace
The merits of your great high priest
Have bought your liberty
Rely then on His precious blood
Don’t fear your banishment from God
Since Jesus sets you free

Original Verses by Augustus Toplady (1772). Music and alt. words by Doug Plank. © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship

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