26. O Love Divine, Thou Vast Abyss

by J.A. Rothe, tr. by J. Wesley
O love divine, Thou vast abyss!
Our sins are swallowed up in Thee;
Covered is our unrighteousness;
From condemnation we are free:
In Jesus' blood our hearts can trace
The boundless riches of Thy grace.
“<<A Psalm of David, Maschil.>> Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” (Psalm 32:1)
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
Fixed on this ground must we remain;
Though heart may fail and flesh decay,
This anchor shall our souls sustain,
When earth and heaven shall pass away.
Mercy's full worth we then shall prove,
Loved with an everlasting love.
“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.” (Hebrews 6:19)
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3)