Sunday, August 01, 2021

Watts: To him that chose us first

Sunday, August 1, 2021
    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    —Romans 5:8 (NIV)
To him that chose us first,
Before the world began;
To him that bore the curse
To save rebellious man;
    To him that form’d
    Our hearts anew
    Is endless praise
    And glory due.

The Father’s love shall run
Through our immortal songs;
We bring to God the Son
Hosannahs on our tongues:
    Our lips address
    The Spirit’s name
    With equal praise,
    And zeal the same.

Let every saint above,
And angel round the throne,
For ever bless and love
The sacred Three in One;
    Thus heav’n shall raise
    His honors high,
    When earth and time
    Grow old and die.
    ... Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Hymns and Spiritual Songs [1707], in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, ed. Samuel Melanchthon Worcester, Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1834, book III, hymn 39, p. 494-495 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 5:8; Isa. 53:3-5; Eph. 1:4-6; Heb. 4:3; Rev. 5:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, there is no limit to the honors due to Your Name.

CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    Jonah    Ruth


Post a Comment

<< Home