Subsists a bond of sovereign grace.
That hell, with its infernal train.
Shall ne’er dissolve, or rend in twain.
This sacred bond shall never break,
Though earth should to her centre shake ;
Rest, doubting saint, assured of this,
For God has pledged His holiness.
He swore but once, the deed was done;
‘Twas settled by the great Three One;
Christ was appointed to r’deem
All that the Father loved in Him.
Hail sacred union, firm and strong!
How great the grace, how sweet the song!
That worms of earth should ever be
One with incarnate Deity!
One in the tomb, one when He rose,
One when He triumph’d o’er His foes.
One when in heaven He took His seat.
While seraph’s sung all hell’s defeat.
This sacred tie forbids their fears,
For all He is, or has, is theirs;
With Him their head, they stand or fall,
Their life, their surety, and their all. —Anonymous