189. O God of Matchless Grace

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by H.K. Burlingham
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O God of matchless grace,
 
We sing unto Thy name!
 
We stand accepted in the place
 
That none but Christ could claim.
 
Our willing hearts have heard Thy voice,
 
And in Thy mercy we rejoice.
1 Peter 5:10; Ephesians 1:6; John 10:3-4; Psalm 101:1
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'Tis meet that Thy delight
 
Should center in the Son!
 
That Thou shouldst place us in Thy sight,
 
In Him, Thy holy One!
 
Thy perfect love has cast out fear,
 
Thy favor shines upon us here!
Matthew 3:17; Ephesians 2:4-6; 1 John 4:18
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Eternal is our rest,
 
O Christ of God, in Thee!
 
Now of Thy peace, Thy joy possessed,
 
We wait Thy face to see;
 
Now to the Father's heart received,
 
We know in whom we have believed.
John 14:27; John 15:11; Revelation 22:4; Luke 15:20; 2 Timothy 1:12
“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” (1 Peter 5:10)
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6)
“To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.” (John 10:3-4)
“<<A Psalm of David.>> I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.” (Psalm 101:1)
“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:4-6)
“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)
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:11)
“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)
“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.” (Luke 15:20)