111. By Thee, O God, Invited

7,6.
by Mary Bowley
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By Thee, O God, invited,
 
We look unto the Son,
 
In whom Thy soul delighted,
 
Who all Thy will hath done;
 
And by the one chief treasure
 
Thy bosom freely gave,
 
Thine own pure love we measure,
 
Thy willing mind to save.
Matthew 3:17; Isaiah 42:1; John 8:29; Hebrews 10:7; John 1:18; 1 John 4:9-10
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O God of mercy—Father!
 
The one unchanging claim,
 
The brightest hopes we gather
 
From Christ's most precious name;
 
What always sounds so sweetly
 
In Thine unwearied ear
 
Has freed our souls completely
 
From all our sinful fear.
2 Corinthians 1:3; 1 John 4:18
3
The trembling sinner feareth
 
That God can ne'er forget;
 
But one full payment cleareth
 
His memory of all debt.
 
When naught beside could free us,
 
Or set our souls at large,
 
Thy holy work, Lord Jesus,
 
Secured a full discharge.
Hebrews 8:12
4
No wrath God's heart retaineth
 
To us-ward who believe;
 
No dread in ours remaineth
 
As we His love receive;
 
Returning sons He kisses,
 
And with His robe invests;
 
His perfect love dismisses
 
All terror from our breasts.
Romans 5:9; 1 John 4:18; Luke 15:20-24
“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)