Poetry: God's Purposes of Grace

James H. Wilkenson, Omagh, N. Ireland

The Bible does to young and old
God's purposes of grace unfold;
That Jesus came on earth to die,
To bring to God the sinner nigh.
Now all who do in Christ confide
By God Himself are justified;
For He Who died our souls to save,
Arose victorious from the grave.
Ascended now to heaven on high,
His peerless Name let's magnify;
Till He His ransomed take away
From earth to heaven, O gladsome day.
In sacred writ we further see
That Christ shall in the glory be,
Adored by heaven's unnumbered throng,
While endless ages roll along.