Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Still Thinking About Adoption

This hymn came to mind as I mediatate on adoption:

The love of Christ is rich and free;
Fixed on His own eternally;
Nor earth, nor hell, can it remove;
Long as He lives, His own He’ll love

2. His loving heart engaged to be
Their everlasting Surety;
’Twas love that took their cause in hand,
And love maintains it to the end.

Chorus: Love cannot from its post withdraw;
Nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law,
Can turn the Surety’s heart away;
He’ll love His own to endless day.

3. Love has redeemed His sheep with blood;
And love will bring them safe to God;
Love calls them all from death to life;
And love will finish all their strife.

4. He loves through every changing scene,
Nor aught from Him can Zion wean;
Not all the wanderings of her heart
Can make His love for her depart

5. At death, beyond the grave, He’ll love;
In endless bliss, His own shall prove
The blazing glory of that love
Which never could from them remove.
~William Gadsby
I love the permanance that this song drives home, the utter and irretractible security it describes. That security is MINE in Christ! Nothing can make Him love me less. He's my Surety. AMEN! Not all the wanderings of my heart can make His love for me depart. What a reassurance!!

Listen to a really great tune to this hymn here.

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