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The Love of Christ Is Rich and Free

As we saw again yesterday from John 20, Jesus Christ loves His own with a perfect, persevering, and holy love.  May the words of the following hymn encourage you to dwell upon and trust in the immeasurable love of Christ all the more!  (You can listen to a more recent version of this hymn here.)

 

The Love of Christ Is Rich and Free

Words:  William Gadsby.

1. The love of Christ is rich and free;

Fixed on His own eternally;

Nor earth, nor hell, can it remove;

Long as He lives, His own He’ll love.

2. His loving heart engaged to be

Their everlasting Surety;

’Twas love that took their cause in hand,

And love maintains it to the end.

 

Chorus :

Love cannot from its post withdraw;

Nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law,

Can turn the Surety’s heart away;

He’ll love His own to endless day.

 

3. Love has redeemed His sheep with blood;

And love will bring them safe to God;

Love calls them all from death to life;

And love will finish all their strife.

4. He loves through every changing scene,

Nor aught from Him can Zion wean;

Not all the wanderings of her heart

Can make His love for her depart.

(Repeat chorus)

5. At death, beyond the grave, He’ll love;

In endless bliss, His own shall prove

The blazing glory of that love

Which never could from them remove.

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