Perseverance. Ps. 89. 28-34; Isa. 49. 16

W. Hammond              C.M.

For us the dear Redeemer died;
Why are we then ashamed?
We stand for ever justified,
And cannot be condemned.

Though we believe not, he is true;
The work is in his hand;
His gracious purpose he will do.
And all his word shall stand.

If once the love of Christ we feel
Upon our hearts impressed,
The mark of that celestial seal
Can never be erased.

The Lord will scourge us if we stray,
And wound us with distress;
But he will never take away
His covenant of peace.

The peace which Jesus’ blood secures,
And fixes in our hearts,
To all eternity endures,
Nor finally departs.