For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth on Him
should not perish, should not perish,
but shall have, they shall have
God could have chosen
to never love again,
fallen man could go his way
and die in his sin;
but God in His compassion said,
I'll pay redemption's price,
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so He took on the form of man
and became the perfect sacrifice.
If riches could have paid the debt
then God could have sold,
all the walls of jasper,
and the streets of purest gold.
But He knew the price of one lost soul
was more than wealth could buy;
and if redemption were ever bought,
only love would satisfy.