Was It Enough?

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1. Was it enough, that God should die
To take away my sin?
Enough to close the door of Hell,
And stop my falling in?

2. Enough, that I be righteous found,
Before His perfect view?
Enough, that Christ’s own deeds be mine?
Despite all I could do?

3. Enough that all my soul and mind
Transformed within should be?
Enough, my sin should be subdued,
And God should live in me?

4. No! Not enough! More would He do!
How deep His mercy runs:
That I, a treas’nous wretch, should be
Adopted as His son!

5. To wear His name, to feel His kiss,
To lie in that embrace,
What grand, mysterious gentleness
Shines in my Father’s face!

Author: Neil Barham

Neil grew up in Lou­i­si­a­na and has lived all over the south­ern Unit­ed States. He was trained as a Pres­by­ter­i­an pas­tor and served as a teach­er in Chris­tian schools in Georg­ia, Ten­nes­see, and Lou­i­si­a­na. As of 2005, he lived in Mi­a­mi, Flor­i­da, where he, his wife Ju­lie, and his child­ren Han­nah, Seth, and Le­ah were mem­bers of the Ken­dall Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. Neil be­gan writ­ing hymns to com­bat spir­it­u­al de­press­ion.  Go to person page >

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First Line: Was it enough, that God should die
Title: Was It Enough?
Author: Neil Barham (2010)
Language: English
Copyright: Released to the Public Domain



MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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