Only Through Jesus

from by Abigail McFarthing

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2011. Based on a spontaneous song sung at City Church Cambridge, October 2009.


You are holy
One and only
You are perfect
Spotless purity
Who can come to
Stand before you?
Who can dare come
Near your holy throne?

Only he who has clean hands
Only he who has a pure heart
So I know I cannot stand
Cannot stand before the Father

Jesus, your righteousness
Has covered us with kindness
Jesus, we love to
Bow our lives before you
And hide our hearts in you

We are empty
Christ is fullness
We are dirty
He’s unstained by sin
We are broken
He was broken
He was torn so
We could be made whole

Only Jesus has clean hands
Only Jesus has a pure heart
Only Jesus Christ can stand
He can stand before his Father

Only through Jesus (x3)
We come

Only Jesus has clean hands
Only Jesus has a pure heart
So through Jesus’ blood we come
We can stand before our Father


from First in Everything, released December 25, 2011
Written and recorded by Abigail McFarthing.




Abigail McFarthing Boston, Massachusetts

Abigail lives in Boston, by way of Cambridge (UK), South Africa, Wheaton College (Illinois), and her home state of New Hampshire. When not writing songs for church, she mixes poetry with a penchant for folk and bluegrass music. A lover of books, places that have mountains, and ethnic food, she enjoys leading worship at her local church. She is married to Paul and they have a daughter. ... more

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