Settled Out of Court!

Settled out of court!
My case was settled out of court,
Though I was as guilty of sin
As anyone on earth could be.

But I had to trust my Lawyer;
Trust Him I did,
For I had to tell Him I was guilty,
And I had to tell Him I was sorry,
And I had to place my life within His control,
For I can’t control my own life.

Settled out of court!
My case was settled out of court,
Though I was as guilty of sin
As anyone on earth could be.

I had such a good lawyer:
The very best.
For He was the Judge’s Only Son,
And He talked my case over with His Father
So I wouldn’t have to face His Father’s wrath in court,
For we both knew how guilty I was.

Settled out of court!
My case was settled out of court,
Though I was as guilty of sin
As anyone on earth could be.

About this Song:
Although written in the past tense, this song is actually about the future: how it will be for the Christian appearing before the throne of God following earthly death.

Christians are accustomed to the concept of Christ being the Mediator between sinful, unrighteous man and perfect, holy God. But I believe the image of Christ as a defense attorney who holds the advantage of being the Judge’s only Son is a unique way of looking at the same idea.

We’ve undoubtedly all heard the term “throwing ourselves on the mercy of the court.” This song suggests that–in being redeemed, in turning away from our sins and to Christ–we’re throwing ourselves on the mercy of our Lawyer, who provides the same mercy we will eventually receive from God Himself.

I hope YOUR case has already been settled out of court. If not, Jesus is waiting to receive and forgive you for all of your sins and to bring you into a right relationship with His Heavenly Father. Judgement is not something you need to fear.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

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Best regards,
Roger

                

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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