How Good Is the God We Adore

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“How good is the God we adore”—
As children we sang the refrain;
Our lot with God’s people was cast,
And we sang it again and again.
“Our faithful, unchangeable Friend”—
How little we knew of His love,
Nor had proved that He keeps to the end,
With tenderest care from above.
“Whose love is as great as His power”—
We have learned through the years to depend
On His arm and His heart and His way,
Our Saviour and Shepherd and Friend.
“And knows neither measure nor end”—
Oh, how we have tempted and tried
The Patient and Holy and True,
The Living who once for us died!
“’Tis Jesus, the First and the Last”—
We sing it not now without tears,
As we think of the sins of the past,
And the barren, the bitter, lost years.
“Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home”—
Oh, yes, though we stumble and stray,
The Comforter still will abide,
To keep us and point to the Way.
“We’ll praise Him for all that is past”—
The sorrows and the losses and pain;
The oil, and the staff and the rod
That restored us to Him once again.
“And trust Him for all that’s to come”—
The glory shines bright and more fair
As the darkness and sin still abound—
Soon, soon, we’ll meet Him in the air!
E. Light (1971)
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:66Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)).