What I'm Listening To: Songs for the Book of Luke

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A song based on Luke 18:9-14, 'Not in Me' is quickly becoming one of my new favorite songs. NOT IN ME Words and Music by Eric Schumacher and David L. Ward

Verse 1

No list of sins I have not done, no list of virtues I pursue,

No list of those I am not like can earn myself a place with you.

O God! Be merciful to me. I am a sinner through and through.

My only hope of righteousness is not in me, but only you

Verse 2

No humble dress, no fervent prayer, no lifted hands no tearful song,

No recitation of the truth can justify a single wrong.

My righteousness is Jesus’ life. My debt was paid by Jesus death.

My weary load was borne by Him

Verse 3

No separation from the world, no work I do, no gift I give

Can cleanse my conscience, cleanse my hands,

I cannot cause my soul to live.

But Jesus died and rose again. The pow’r of death is overthrown!

My God is merciful to me and merciful in Christ alone.

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My righteousness is Jesus’ life. My debt was paid by Jesus death.

My weary load was borne by him, and He alone can give me rest,

And He alone can give me rest.

To learn more about the song (including sheet music and chord charts), visit the gospel coalition's website here.