84. We Hear the Words of Love

S.M.
by H. Bonar
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We hear the words of love,
 
We gaze upon the blood,
 
We see the mighty sacrifice,
 
And we have peace with God.
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
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'Tis everlasting peace!
 
Sure as Jehovah's name;
 
'Tis stable as His steadfast throne,
 
Forevermore the same.
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Our love is ofttimes low,
 
Our joy still ebbs and flows;
 
But peace with Him remains the same,
 
No change Jehovah knows.
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We change—He changes not;
 
Our Christ can never die:
 
His love, not ours, the resting-place,
 
We on His truth rely.
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The cross still stands unchanged,
 
Though heaven is now His home;
 
The mighty stone is rolled away,
 
But yonder is His tomb!
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And yonder is our peace,
 
The grave of all our woes;
 
We know the Son of God has come,
 
We know He died and rose.
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We know He liveth now
 
At God's right hand above;
 
We know the throne on which He sits,
 
We know His truth and love!