Merits everlasting pain;
But Thy love without beginning,
Has redeem’d the world again:
Shall in life, through Jesus reign.
Pause, my soul, adore and wonder:
Ask, “Oh, why such love to me?”
Grace hath put me in the number
Of the Saviour’s family:
Thanks, eternal thanks to Thee!
Since that love had no beginning,
And shall never, never cease;
Keep, oh, keep me, Lord, from sinning;
Guide me in the way of peace:
Make me walk in
All the paths of holiness.
When I quit this feeble mansion,
And my soul returns to Thee,
Let the power of Thy ascension
Manifest itself in me;
Through Thy Spirit,
Give the final victory.
When the angel sounds the trumpet;
When my soul and body join;
When my Saviour comes to judgment,
Bright in majesty divine,
Let me triumph
In Thy righteousness as mine. —Anonymous