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)