The Gospel of His Son.@Romans 1:9

Verses 1 & 2, Benjamin Beddome, 1787, alt.; verses 3-5, Thomas Cotterill, 1819.

Grostette Henry W. Greatorex, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Benjamin Beddome (1717-1795)

God, in the Gospel of His Son,
Makes His eternal counsels known;
Where love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.

Here sinners of a humble frame
May taste His grace, and learn His name;
May read, in characters of blood,
The wisdom, power, and grace of God.

The prisoner here may break his chains;
The weary rest from all his pains;
The captive feel his bondage cease;
The mourner find the way of peace.

Here faith reveals to mortal eyes
A brighter world beyond the skies;
Here shines the light which guides our way
From earth to realms of endless day.

O grant us grace, almighty Lord,
To read and mark Thy holy Word;
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by Its holy precepts live.