Scripture Verse

Having made peace through the blood of His cross. Colossians 1:20


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, third ser­ies (New York: Ro­bert Car­ter & Bro­thers, 1866), pag­es 79–80.

Music: Sta­bat Ma­ter (Dykes) John B. Dykes, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)


By the cross of Je­sus stand­ing,
Love our strait­ened souls ex­pand­ing,
Taste we now the peace and grace!
Health from yon­der tree is flow­ing,
Heav’nly light is on it glow­ing,
From the bless­èd suf­fer­er’s face.

Here the ho­ly, hap­py greet­ing,
Here the calm and joy­ful meet­ing,
God with man in glad ac­cord;
Love that cross to us is tell­ing,
Darkness, doubt and fear dis­pel­ling—
Love in Je­sus Christ our Lord.

Here is par­don’s pledge and to­ken,
Guilt’s strong chain for­ev­er brok­en,
Righteous peace se­cure­ly made;
Brightens now the brow once shad­ed,
Freshens now the face once fad­ed,
Peace with God now makes us glad.

All the love of God is yon­der,
Love above all thought and won­der,
Perfect love that casts out fear!
Strength, like dew, is here dis­till­ing,
Glorious life our souls is fill­ing,
Life eter­nal, on­ly here!

Here the liv­ing wa­ter well­eth;
Here the Rock, now smit­ten, tell­eth
Of sal­va­tion free­ly giv’n:
This the fount of love and pi­ty,
This the path­way to the ci­ty,
This the ve­ry gate of Heav’n!