Practising the Presence of God

The God Who Loves You

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Following are the words from well-known hymns sung during this sermon: –

‘Tis mystery all th’Immortal dies
Who can explore His strange design
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine
‘Tis mercy all let earth adore
Let angel minds inquire no more
‘Tis mercy all let earth adore
Let angel minds inquire no more

 

We sing the praise of him who died,
of him who died upon the cross;
the sinner’s hope let men deride,
for this we count the world but loss.

Inscribed upon the cross we see
in shining letters, ‘God is love’;
he bears our sins upon the tree;
he brings us mercy from above.

 

My song is love unknown,
my Saviour’s love to me,
love to the loveless shown
that they might lovely be.
O who am I that for my sake
my Lord should take
frail flesh and die?

 

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood
Died He for me who caused His pain
For me who Him to death pursued
Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me
Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me

 

I will not boast in anything
No gifts no pow’r no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom