His Robes for Mine

I love this song. This semester, I’ve had a chance to look more closely at the words. I really love the message of this song, and I wanted to share it with you guys. It was written by Chris Anderson, and it’s called “His Robes for Mine.”

His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange!
Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage.
Draped in His righteousness, I’m justified.
In Christ I live, for in my place He died.

I cling to Christ and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own –
My praise, my all, shall be for Christ alone!

His robes for mine: what cause have I for dread?
God’s daunting law Christ mastered in my stead.
Faultless I stand, with righteous works not mine,
Saved by my Lord’s vicarious death and life.

I cling to Christ and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own  –
My praise, my all, shall be for Christ alone!

His robes for mine: God’s justice is appeased;
Jesus is crushed, and thus the Father’s pleased.
Christ drank God’s wrath on sin, then cried, “‘Tis done!”
Sin’s wage is paid, propitiation won.

I cling to Christ and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own –
My praise, my all, shall be for Christ alone!

His robes for mine: such anguish none can know!
Christ, God’s beloved, condemned as though His foe!
He, as though I, accursed and left alone;
I, as though He, embraced and welcomed home!

I cling to Christ and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own –
My praise, my all, shall be for Christ alone!

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About e2house

Biblical Counseling major at BJU. Caffeine addict. Saved by grace. Lover of Jesus Christ and all things beautiful.
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