439. Perseverance

1 Who shall the Lord's elect condemn?
'Tis God who justifies their souls;
And mercy, like a mighty stream,
O'er all their sins divinely rolls.

2 Who shall adjudge the saints to hell?
'Tis Christ who suffered in their stead;
And their salvation to fulfill,
Behold him rising from the dead!

3 He lives! he lives! and sits above,
For ever interceding there:
Who shall divide us from his love,
Or what shall tempt us to despair?

4 Shall persecution or distress,
Famine, or sword, or nakedness?
He who hath loved us bears us through,
And makes us more than conquerors too.

5 Not all that men on earth can do,
Nor powers on high, nor powers below,
Shall cause his mercy to remove,
Or wean our hearts from Christ, our love.

Text Information
First Line: Who shall the Lord's elect condemn?
Title: Perseverance
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Christians: Privileges; Comfort; Communion of Saints: At Lord's Table (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: R. Harrison
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major

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