A mind at perfect peace with God

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1. A mind at perfect peace with God,
Oh! what a word is this!
A sinner reconciled through blood;
This, this indeed is peace!

2. By nature and by practice far,
How very far from God!
Yet now by grace brought nigh to Him,
Through faith in Jesus’ blood.

3. So near, so very near to God,
I cannot nearer be;
Yet in the person of His Son
I am as near as He.

4. So dear, so very dear to God,
More dear I cannot be;
The love where with He loves the Son:
Such is His love to me!

5. Why should I ever careful be,
Since such as God is mine?
He watches o’er me night and day,
And tells me Mine is thine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4263

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: A mind at perfect peace with God
Author: Horatius Bonar

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EVAN (Havergal)

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