I Hear the Words of Love

Riverbank, Mountains Landscape, Storm Clouds, BridgeWhile studying for this coming Sunday’s message (Romans 5:1-2) I came across the following hymn in our hymnal that wonderfully communicates the Scripture’s truth (tune)–

I hear the words of love,
I gaze upon the blood,
I see the mighty sacrifice,
And I have peace with God.

‘Tis everlasting peace,
Sure as Jehovah’s name;
‘Tis stable as His steadfast throne,
Forevermore the same.

The clouds may come and go,
And storms may sweep my sky—
This blood-sealed friendship changes not:
The cross is ever nigh.

My love is ofttimes low,
My joy still ebbs and flows;
But peace with Him remains the same—
No change Jehovah knows.

I change, He changes not,
The Christ can never die;
His love, not mine, the resting-place,
His truth, not mine, the tie.

–Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

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