The Counsels of Redeeming Grace

open hymnal in the sunshine

The counsels of redeeming grace
The sacred leaves unfold;
And here the Savior’s lovely face
Our raptured eyes behold.

Here light descending from above
Directs our doubtful feet;
Here promises of heavenly love
Our ardent wishes meet.

Our numerous griefs are here redressed,
And all our wants supplied;
Naught we can ask to make us blessed
Is in this Book denied.

For these inestimable gains,
That so enrich the mind,
O may we search with eager pains,
Assured that we shall find.

Samuel Stennett

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #685.

Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2018

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