Christ and his Church. Eph. 5. 25-27; Jer. 31. 3

W. Gadsby   8s

The Father, in eternal love,
His heart upon Zion did set;
Her name he enrollèd above;
Nor will he fair Zion forget,
He chose her in Jesus his Son,
And gave her to him for a wife;
Who freely accepted the same,
Though knowing she’d cost him his life.

He saw her polluted with sin,
Enveloped in debt and distress;
Determined her heart he would win,
Engagèd to save her by grace,
He took all her debts and her woes,
And for her was surely made sin;
He fought and he conquered her foes,
And with him she shall live and reign.


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