XL. Election

1 Who shall condemn to endless flames
The chosen people of our God;
Since in the book of life their names
Are fairly writ in Jesu's blood.

2 He, for the sins of his elect,
hath a complete atonement made:
Stern Justice views without defect
The work he wrought, the price he paid.

3 Not tribulation, nakedness,
The famine, peril, or the sword;
Not persecution, or distress,
Can separate from Christ the Lord.

4 Nor life, nor death, nor depth, nor height,
Nor powers below, nor powers above;
Not present things, nor things to come,
Can change his purposes of love.

5 His sovereign mercy knows no end,
His faithfulness shall still endure:
And those who on his truth depend,
Shall find his word for ever sure.

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First Line: Who shall condemn to endless flames
Title: Election
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1799
Topic: Election
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