227. Lord, E'en to Death Thy Love Could Go

C.M.
by Dr. Rossier, tr. by Miss Wellesley
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Lord, e'en to death Thy love could go,
 
A death of shame and loss,
 
To vanquish for us every foe,
 
And break the strong man's force.
Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Corinthians 15:25-26; Hebrews 2:14; Matthew 12:29
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Oh! what a load was Thine to bear
 
Alone in that dark hour,
 
Our sins in all their terror there,
 
God's wrath and Satan's power.
1 Peter 2:24; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 63:3; Psalm 22:1
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The storm that bowed Thy blessèd head
 
Is hushed forever now,
 
And rest divine is ours instead,
 
Whilst glory crowns Thy brow.
John 19:30; Matthew 11:28; Hebrews 2:7,9
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Within the Father's house on high
 
We soon shall sing Thy praise,
 
But here, where Thou didst bleed and die,
 
We learn that song to raise.
John 14:2; Revelation 5:9
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:5-8)
“For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” (1 Corinthians 15:25-26)
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:14)
“Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” (Matthew 12:29)