Ye are My friends. … I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you. (John 15:14‑15)
This is my beloved, and this is my friend. (Song of Sol. 5:16)
I could not do without Thee, O Jesus, Saviour dear! E’en when my eyes are holden, I know that Thou art near; How dreary and how lonely This changeful life would be, Without the sweet communion, The secret rest with Thee!
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness … that He might be just and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. (Rom. 3:25‑26)
Verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass … till all be fulfilled. (Matt. 5:18)
In Thy sovereignty rejoicing, We Thy children bow and praise, For we know that kind and loving, Just and true, are all Thy ways, While Thy heart of sovereign mercy, And Thine arm of sovereign might, For our great and strong salvation, In Thy sovereign grace unite.
To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious. (1 Peter 2:4)
Wherefore also it is contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded. (1 Peter 2:6)
Here we have a firm foundation; Here’s the refuge of the lost; Christ’s the rock of our salvation — His the name of which we boast; Lamb of God! for sinners wounded — Sacrifice to cancel guilt; None shall ever be confounded Who on Thee their hope have built.
Which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Col. 1:27)
Has not each heart a passion and a dream? Each some companionship forever sweet? And each in saddest skies some silver gleam, And each some passing joy, too fair and fleet? And what have I? An endless heaven of love, A rapture, and a glory, and a calm; A life that is an everlasting psalm, All, O Beloved, in Thee.
God granted him that which he requested. (1 Chron. 4:10)
I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked. (1 Kings 3:13)
O Thou, whose mercies far exceed All we can do or say, As in Thy people Thou indeed Dost daily more display; Let, for our happiness, O God, On us while here below, By virtue of Christ’s death and blood, Thy richest blessings flow.
There ariseth another priest, who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the POWER of an endless life. (Heb. 7:15‑16)
We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the POWER and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. (2 Peter 1:16)
Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His POWER, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Heb. 1:3)
In Thee most perfectly expressed, The Father’s self does shine; Fullness of Godhead, too: the Blest, Eternally divine.