Today’s featured song: We Are The Righteousness Of God by Chuck Girard from the 1983 album The Name Above All Names.

Chuck Girard was one of the founding members of the influential group Love Song, from the early days of Jesus music. By 1984, that group had long since disbanded, but Girard had continued to record solo albums. This album was notable for the title song, which Debby Boone released as a single that did well (and was featured on this blog here). Another track that I really like is And The Rain Came Down, which I’m surprised I have not previously featured on this blog (I will try to do this in the future).

This song is significant because it points out my privilege as a forgiven child of God, that I can be right before God – not because of anything that I have done, but because of what Jesus did for me.

As for Tape JM-31, this song brings us up to track 16, and at this point I am again recording from the weekly Larry Black Show on WOW in Omaha.

We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

I was a sinner saved by grace,
But I’m not a sinner anymore
I choose to live in righteousness
And to practice sin no more
I did not say I would not fall,
But when I do I’ll run to Him
For He is faithful and He’s just to forgive
You know He died for ALL our sins!

And I say now, we are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

And now our hearts do not condemn us,
And we can stand before the throne
And we have confidence before our God
‘Cause we no longer have to stand alone
Now God no longer sees our sin,
He sees us fully reconciled
He sees us worthy to have fellowship with Him
He sees a brand new creature
He sees us undefiled!

And I say now, we are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

And now we share in everything,
The very nature of the Son
We are partakers in the fullness of our God
And we know that when we pray it will be done
We live right now in Heaven’s realm,
We are no longer of the Earth
We are the children of the new creation
We’re joint-heirs with Jesus,
Partners in the second birth!

And I say now, we are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

I am the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in me
‘Cause Jesus lives in me
I am the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in me
‘Cause Jesus lives in me!

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