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For What Earthly Reason
Words and Music by Dottie Rambo
©1993 by The Lyric Shoppe (New Kingdom Music)
Dottie Rambo/ASCAP
All rights reserved

1 John 4:10
"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

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          For what earthly reason would the heavenly Father send down his Son
          To suffer rejection and pay for crimes He had not done?
          For what earthly reason would the Father let Him hang on a tree?
          I wept with the answer, the one earthly reason was me.

            Chorus
            I was the reason, that one earthly reason;
            I was the guilty, He was the sacrifice;
            I was the taker, He was the giver,
            Dying while I go free, That one earthly reason was me.

          The fairest of angels were not summoned from the throne up in the sky
          To purchase my pardon and not even the angels could die.
          The only provision for my freedom was destined to be
          The sweet Lamb of Glory, and His only reason was me.

            Chorus
            I was the reason, that one earthly reason;
            I was the guilty, He was the sacrifice;
            I was the taker, He was the giver,
            Dying while I go free, That one earthly reason was me.


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