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