223. O God, Whose Wondrous Name Is Love

6-8s.
by R. Chapman
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O God, whose wondrous name is Love,
 
Whose grace has fashioned us anew,
 
Before Thy face now stands the Lamb,
 
Whom sinful man once pierced and slew;
 
For us Thy Son Thou didst not spare,
 
For us how canst Thou cease to care?
1 John 4:8,16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Acts 3:15; John 19:34; Romans 8:32; 1 Peter 5:7
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O heavenly Father, grant us all
 
The newborn babe's simplicity!
 
From us the doubtful mind remove;
 
We boast a God that cannot lie!
 
Taught to repose, through love divine,
 
On truth itself, on truth divine.
1 Peter 2:2; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Mark 9:24; Matthew 21:21; Titus 1:2; John 17:17
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Thou art the Potter, we the clay,
 
Thy will be ours, Thy truth our light,
 
Thy love the fountain of our joy,
 
Thine arm a safeguard day and night,
 
Till Thou shalt wipe all tears away,
 
And bring forth everlasting day.
Isaiah 64:8; Ephesians 5:17; John 3:21; Colossians 1:9; John 15:9-11; Psalm 91:5; Revelation 21:4; Revelation 22:5
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16)
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.” (Acts 3:15)
“But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” (John 19:34)
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” (1 Peter 2:2)
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3)
“And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” (Mark 9:24)
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.” (Matthew 21:21)
“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” (Titus 1:2)
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17)
“But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:17)
“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:21)
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” (Colossians 1:9)
“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:9-11)
“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day.” (Psalm 91:5)
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5)