~Instead Of Me
child, between four and five years of age, on retiring, knelt down to
say her evening prayer and was heard to say:
Jesus, I thank you for being punished instead of me.”
had heard her mother talking of Jesus taking our place. This incident
inspired the hymn, “Instead of Me.”
INSTEAD OF ME
Good news from the gospel is sounding today;
haste to receive it, how can I delay?
It tells me from bondage my soul may be free,
Through Jesus who suffered instead of me.