I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
Words: Grace Pennell, in the Northfield Hymnal No. 2, edited by William Revell Moody (New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1916), number 255.
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Loved! then the way will not be drear;
For One we know is ever near,
Proving it to our hearts so clear
That we are loved.
Loved with an everlasting love,
By Him who left His home above,
To bring us life, and light, and love,
Because He loved.
Loved, when our sky is clouded o’er,
And days of sorrow press us sore;
Still will we trust Him evermore,
For we are loved.
Loved, when we leave our native soil,
In heathen lands to live and toil;
Under His shadows naught can foil—
Still we are loved.
Loved when we sing the glad new song
To Christ, for whom we’ve waited long,
With all the happy, ransomed throng—
For ever loved.