236. O Gracious Father! God of Love

C.M.
by Doddridge, 1793
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O gracious Father! God of love,
 
We own Thy power to save,
 
That power by which the Shepherd rose
 
Victorious o'er the grave.
Psalm 86:15; 2 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Corinthians 1:21; Hebrews 13:20
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Him from the dead Thou brought'st again,
 
When, by His sacred blood,
 
Confirmed and sealed forevermore,
 
Th' eternal cov'nant stood.
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Oh may Thy Spirit guide our souls,
 
And mold them to Thy will,
 
That from Thy paths we ne'er may stray,
 
But keep Thy precepts still!
John 16:13; John 14:23
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That to the Saviour's stature full
 
We nearer still may rise,
 
And all we think, and all we do
 
Be pleasing in Thine eyes.
Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 3:17
“But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” (Psalm 86:15)
“Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11)
“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” (1 Corinthians 1:21)
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.” (Hebrews 13:20)
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.” (John 16:13)
“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14:23)
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17)