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Since Through God's Mercy

Since through God's mercy this ministry's ours

Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Since through God’s mercy this ministry’s ours,
Bringing men righteousness through God’s great power,
We don’t lose heart but renounce shameful ways;
We don’t deceive but the truth plainly say.
To unbelievers our message is veiled;
They are made blind by the god of this world.
But God who said, Let the dark turn to light,
Shined in our hearts with His glory so bright.

2. We are hard pressed on all sides but not crushed;
We are perplexed, but we never give up;
We’re persecuted but not left by God;
We are struck down, but we’re never destroyed.
We have this treasure in jars made of clay,
That God’s great power and not ours be displayed.
Within our bodies Christ’s death do we show,
That Jesus’ life in us now may be known.

3. We know we’ll be raised with Jesus one day;
Therefore, our trials do not cause dismay.
Though on the outside we’re wasting away,
Inwardly we are renewed day by day.
Our present troubles will soon pass away;
Eternal glory they’ll bring us some day.
We fix our eyes not on what we can see;
Only the unseen will eternal be.

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Since through God's mercy this ministry's ours
Title: Since Through God's Mercy
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Meter: 10.10.10 D
Language: English
Copyright: Released to the Public Domain


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