This is another hymn, written by Robert Lowry, recorded by Jars of Clay for their Redemption Songs CD. I thought it was an appropriate Music Monday Extra because it ties in with my post from this morning. It is a reminder that the sin of man would forever keep us in darkness and separated from God if not for the blood of Jesus, willingly shed for us.
If you want to read the lyrics and hear the original melody as written by Lowery, check it out on HymnSite.com. I love this version by Jars of Clay, though; and one of my favorite things about it is the background vocals by the Blind Boys of Alabama, another of my favorite bands.