49. Christ Delivered Us When Bound

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by Cowper, 1779
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Christ delivered us when bound,
 
And, when wounded, healed our wound,
 
Sought us wandering, set us right,
 
Turned our darkness into light.
Romans 7:6; Luke 10:30-35; Luke 19:10; 1 Peter 2:9
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Can a mother's tender care
 
Cease towards the child she bare?
 
Yes, she may forgetful prove,
 
He will never cease to love.
Isaiah 49:15
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His is an unchanging love,
 
Higher than the heights above,
 
Deeper than the depths beneath,
 
Free and faithful, strong as death.
Malachi 3:6; Ephesians 3:18-19; Song of Solomon 8:6
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We shall see His glory soon,
 
When the work of grace is done,
 
Partners of His throne above;
 
Such to us His wondrous love!
1 Peter 4:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; Revelation 3:21
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This alone is our complaint,
 
That our love is weak and faint;
 
Yet we love Him, and adore,
 
Oh for grace to love Him more!
1 John 4:19
“But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” (Romans 7:6)
“And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.” (Luke 10:30-35)
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.” (Isaiah 49:15)
“For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6)
“May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19)
“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.” (Song of Solomon 8:6)
“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4:13)
“Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3)
“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.” (2 Thessalonians 1:11)
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Revelation 3:21)
“We love him, because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)