Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness. Psalm 97:12
Words: Daniel Borges, 2004–05 (O Deus de Santidade e Amor). Translated from Portuguese to English by Daniel Borges & Richard W. Adams, 2005 (public domain).
Music: Meribah Lowell Mason, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).
The God of holiness and love,
His faithfulness I see above,
Though I am prone to sin;
But triumphing with His strong hand,
I know with me He’ll ever stand,
Till I reach Beulah Land.
Oh, Jesus’ light and boundless grace!
How blest was I to see His face,
His life He did not spare;
This sinner He in love did seek,
Enabling me His Word to speak,
I walk as child and heir.
Yes, Jesus died upon the cross,
To some it seems but pain and loss,
But He the Lord obeyed;
The Potter setting free His clay,
To live above in endless day,
With love that cannot fade.
In that celestial home I’ll see
My brothers, sisters, family,
I long for His reward;
Then Jesus will my soul embrace,
A crown of life my sins replace,
As long as I believe!