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| WITH David’s Lord, and ours,
A covenant once was made,
Whose bonds are firm and sure,
Whose glories ne’er shall fade;
Signed by the sacred Three in One,
In mutual love, ere time begun.
|2|| Firm as the lasting hills,
This covenant shall endure,
Whose powerful shalls and wills
Make every blessing sure:
When ruin shakes all nature’s frame,
Its promises shall stand the same.
|3|| Here the vast seas of grace,
Of love and mercy flow,
More than the blood-bought race
On earth can grasp or know:
O sacred deep without a shore,
Who shall thy wonders here explore?
|4|| Here, when our feet shall fall,
Its mercy we shall see:
Grace to restore the soul,
And pardon, full and free;
We, with delight, shall God behold
As sheep restored to Zion’s fold.
|5|| And when through Jordan’s flood
Our God shall bid us go,
He shall our souls defend,
And vanquish every foe;
And in this covenant we shall view
Sufficient strength to bear us through.
|John Kent, 1766-1843|