The Sinner's Friend

This is old news by now, but I wanted to share one more highlight from last week's Reformation Hymn Festival.

The children's choir sang Martin Luther's "All Glory be to God Alone."  I'm not sure that I have heard this hymn before, and I was especially moved by a line from the opening stanza: "He is our sinful race's friend."  Indeed, God is the friend of our sinful race, for He has provided us the way of salvation and offered us the best of all gifts: the gift of Himself.