Scripture Verse

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? Romans 8:33


George C. Martin

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished in Se­lec­tion of Hymns from the Best Au­thors, by John Rip­pon, first Am­er­ican edi­tion (New York: Will­iam Dur­ell, 1792), num­ber 63. The con­se­quenc­es of elect­ion.

Music: King of Kings George C. Mar­tin (1844–1916) (🔊 pdf nwc).


Who shall condemn to endless flames
The chosen people of our God;
Since in the book of life their names
Are fairly writ in Jesu’s blood.

He, for the sins of His elect,
Hath a complete atonement made:
Stern justice views without defect
The work He wrought, the price He paid.

Not tribulation, nakedness,
The famine, peril, or the sword;
Not persecution, or distress,
Can separate from Christ the Lord.

Nor life, nor death, nor depth, nor height,
Nor powers below, nor powers above;
Not present things, nor things to come,
Can change His purposes of love.

His sovereign mercy knows no end,
His faithfulness shall still endure:
And those who on His truth depend,
Shall find His word for ever sure.