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