This is a parody of the iconic REM song: Losing my religion. On Resurrection Sunday 2011 I could not resist the irony. We have not found a religion; we have a Saviour who has found us in our darkness and taken us into the light of His Presence.


Oh Lord, you suffered
Yes, dying for me
And I was guilty
The lengths that you have gone to
Incarnate, crucified
Oh yes it was my sin:
You took it on

That’s me in my darkness
That’s me in the Son’s light
Finding your forgiveness
Trying to keep up your Law
And I know that I can’t do it
Jesus, You have done it all
There’s nothing I can add
I know that you died for me
I know that you rose for me
I know your death has set us free

Every minute
Of every waking hour I’m
Choosing to confess you
Trying to keep your word
Live according to your Truth
Oh yes you’ve done it all
You’ve set me free

Consider this
Consider this:
The Cross of Calvary
Consider this:
The death that brought me
To my knees, saved
And the Grace You’ve given
Stands guarding me now
And You have done it all
I know that you died for me
I know that you rose for me
I know your death has set us free

Sacrificed your life
That was all your love

That’s me in my darkness
That’s me in the Son’s light
Finding your forgiveness
Trying to keep up your law
And I know that I can’t do it
Jesus, You have done it all
There’s nothing I can add
I know that you died for me
I know that you rose for me
I know your death has set us free

Sacrificed your life
That was all your love

Your blood poured out
Your life poured out
That was all your love
All your love

Just your love


Romans 5:8f God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by his blood, we will be saved through him from God’s wrath.

Rom 3:23ff for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.

2 Cor 5:21 God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

Rom 10:9 if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Galations 2:16 we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.

Philippians 2:6 (Christ Jesus) though he existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, ​​​​​​​but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature.

1 Peter 2:24 By his wounds you were healed.

1 Peter 2:9 …so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

1 John 2:1 Jesus Christ the righteous One,4and he himself is the atoning sacrifice1 for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.2

1 John 4:15 If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God.

Hebrews 10:10 By his will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

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