Songs for Sunday, July 24

  • Agnus Dei (link)
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – hymn #324
  • O Sacred Head – hymn #316
  • Here Is Love (link)
  • My Savior’s Love (I Stand Amazed) – hymn #348

In his book The Roots of Endurance (Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce), John Piper relates the testimony of Charles Simeon, one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society in late 18th century. He describes his conversion in this way:

“In Passion Week, as I was reading Bishop Wilson on the Lord’s Supper, I met with an expression to this effect — “That the Jews knew what they did, when they transferred their sin to the head of their offering.” The thought came into my mind, What, may I transfer all my guilt to another? Has God provided an Offering for me, that I may lay my sins on His head? Then, God willing, I will not bear them on my own soul one moment longer. Accordingly I sought to lay my sins upon the sacred head of Jesus;”