167. Thy Love We Own, Lord Jesus

7,7,8,7.
by Yerbury
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Thy love we own, Lord Jesus;
 
In service unremitting,
 
Within the veil Thou dost prevail,
 
Each soul for worship fitting:
 
Encompassed here with failure,
 
Each earthly refuge fails us;
 
Without, within, in strife with sin—
 
Thy name alone avails us.
John 13:1,4-5; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:19-22; Psalm 142:4; 2 Corinthians 7:5
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Thy love we own, Lord Jesus;
 
For though Thy toils are ended,
 
Thy tender heart doth take its part
 
With those Thy grace befriended.
 
Thy sympathy, how precious!
 
Thou succorest in sorrow,
 
And bidst us cheer, while pilgrims here,
 
And haste the hopeful morrow.
John 17:4; 2 Corinthians 1:4; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:11
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Thy love we own, Lord Jesus:
 
Thy way is traced before Thee:
 
Thou wilt descend, and we ascend,
 
To meet in heavenly glory:
 
Soon shall the blissful morning
 
Call forth Thy saints to meet Thee;
 
Our only Lord, alone adored,
 
With gladness then we'll greet Thee.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
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Thy love we own, Lord Jesus;
 
And wait to see Thy glory,
 
To know as known, and fully own
 
Thy perfect grace before Thee:
 
We plead Thy parting promise,
 
Come, Saviour, to release us,
 
Then endless praise our lips shall raise,
 
For love like Thine, Lord Jesus.
Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 13:12; John 14:3; Revelation 22:20
“Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” (John 13:1)
“He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.” (John 13:4-5)