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
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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
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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)
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.” (Isaiah 42:1)
“And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” (John 8:29)
“Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” (Hebrews 10:7)
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (John 1:18)
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:9-10)
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:3)
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18)
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:9)
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18)
“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.” (Luke 15:20-24)