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)
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.” (Isaiah 63:3)
“<<To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.>> My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?” (Psalm 22:1)
“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” (John 19:30)
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
“Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.” (Hebrews 2:7)
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Hebrews 2:9)
“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9)