Christ My Song - 476
On the great love of God I lean - Love our resting-place
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Love our resting-place.
2. Once and for ever reconciled,
the sinful with the undefiled,
I walk with him, his trustful child;
the blood of the great sacrifice
my troubled conscience pacifies.
3. In the calm light of God I move,
the light of holiness and love,
like the pure light of heaven above;
for God is love, and God is light,
a day without a cloud or night.
4. To the dear home of God I press,
the mansion of eternal bliss,
the seat of love and righteousness:
O home and seat of glorious life,
beyond the tumult and the strife!
5. He keeps me from all want and ill,
with loving eye he guides me still,
his peace and joy my spirit fill;
O loving Seeker of the lost,
how great for me thy toil and cost!
6.To him my helpless spirit clings,
he bears me as on eagle's wings,
through sorrow and through joy he brings;
he loved from the eternal past,
his tender mercies ever last.
Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope III, 1878, 119-120.