84*. One There Is Above All Others

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by Miss M. Nunn
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One there is above all others—
 
Oh how He loves!
 
His is love beyond a brother's—
 
Oh how He loves!
 
Earthly friends may fail or leave us,
 
One day soothe, the next day grieve us,
 
But this Friend will ne'er deceive us—
 
Oh how He loves!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7-8)
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Joy and peace it is to know Him—
 
Oh how He loves!
 
Think, oh think how much we owe Him—
 
Oh how He loves!
 
With His precious blood He bought us,
 
In the wilderness He sought us,
 
To His loved ones safely brought us—
 
Oh how He loves!
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We have found a friend in Jesus—
 
Oh how He loves!
 
'Tis His great delight to bless us—
 
Oh how He loves!
 
How our hearts delight to hear Him
 
Bid us dwell in safety near Him—
 
Why should we distrust or fear Him?
 
Oh how He loves!
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Through His name we are forgiven—
 
Oh how He loves!
 
Backward shall our foes be driven,
 
Oh how He loves!
 
Best of blessings He'll provide us,
 
Naught but good shall e'er betide us—
 
Safe to glory He will guide us—
 
Oh how He loves!
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