By Thee, O God, Invited (words only)
[Recording forthcoming, Lord willing]
By Thee, O God, invited, We look unto the Son,
In whom Thy heart delighted, Who all Thy will hath done;
And by the one chief treasure Thy bosom freely gave,
Thine own pure love we measure, Thy willing mind to save.
O God of mercy — Father! The one unchanging claim,
The brightest hopes, we gather From Christ’s most precious name:
What always sounds so sweetly In Thine unwearied ear,
Has freed our souls completely From all our guilt and fear.
The trembling sinner feareth That God can ne’er forget;
But Christ's full payment cleareth His memory of all debt.
When naught beside could free us, Or set our souls at large,
Thy holy work, Lord Jesus, Secured a full discharge.
No wrath God’s heart retaineth To us-ward who believe;
No dread in ours remaineth As we His love receive;
Returning sons He kisses, And with His robe invests;
His perfect love dismisses All terror from our breasts.
Mary Bowley Peters