1 Now may the God of peace and love,
Who from the impris'ning grave
Restored the Shepherd of the sheep,
Omnipotent to save.
2 Through the rich merits of that blood,
Which He on Calv'ry spilt,
To make the eternal cov'nant sure,
On which our hopes are built.
3 Perfect our souls in every grace,
To accomplish all His will;
And all that's pleasing in His sight,
Inspire us to fulfil.
4 For the great Mediator's sake
We every blessing pray;
With glory let His name be crown'd,
Through heaven's eternal day.
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #999