Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2020-04-03 ILC Chapel — The Mystery of God’s Justice…

2020 Chapels -
The Mystery of God’s Justice in Christ


Date : 2020-04-03
Speaker : President Steven Sippert
Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.

Hymn: TLH 140: Jesus, I Will Ponder Now Organ Audio

1. Jesus, I will ponder now 
On Thy holy Passion; 
With Thy Spirit me endow 
For such meditation. 
Grant that I in love and faith 
May the image cherish 
Of Thy suffering, pain, and death, 
That I may not perish. 

2. Make me see Thy great distress, 
Anguish, and affliction, 
Bonds and stripes and wretchedness 
And Thy crucifixion; 
Make me see how scourge and rod, 
Spear and nails, did wound Thee, 
How for man Thou died’st, O God, 
Who with thorns had crowned Thee. 

3. Yet, O Lord, not thus alone 
Make me see Thy Passion, 
But its cause to me make known 
And its termination. 
Ah! I also and my sin 
Wrought Thy deep affliction; 
This indeed the cause hath been 
Of Thy crucifixion. 

4. Grant that I Thy Passion view 
With repentant grieving 
Nor Thee crucify anew 
By unholy living. 
How could I refuse to shun 
Every sinful pleasure 
Since for me God’s only Son 
Suffered without measure? 

5. If my sins give me alarm 
And my conscience grieve me, 
Let Thy cross my fear disarm, 
Peace of conscience give me. 
Grant that I may trust in Thee 
And Thy holy Passion. 
If His Son so loveth me, 
God must have compassion. 

6. Grant that I may willingly 
Bear with Thee my crosses, 
Learning humbleness of Thee, 
Peace mid pain and losses. 
May I give Thee love for love! 
Hear me, O my Savior, 
That I may in heaven above 
Sing Thy praise forever.