89: BLESSED be God, our Godby Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
1 BLESSED be God, our God!
Who gave for us His well-beloved Son,
The gift of gifts, all other gifts in one ---
Blessed be God, our God!
2 What will He not bestow,
Who freely gave this mighty gift unbought,
Unmerited, unheeded and unsought ---
What will He not bestow?
3 He spared not His Son!
'Tis this that silences each rising fear;
'Tis this that bids the hard thought disappear ---
He spared not His Son!
4 Who shall condemn us now?
Since Christ has died, and risen, and gone above,
For us to plead at the right hand of Love,
Who shall condemn us now?
5 'Tis God that justifies!
Who shall recall the pardon or the grace,
Or who the broken chain of guilt replace?
'Tis God that justifies!
6 The victory is ours!
For us in might came forth the Mighty One;
For us He fought the fight, the triumph won ---
The victory is ours!