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Everlasting Love

With David's Lord, and ours A covenant was made

Author: John Kent
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 With David’s Lord and ours,
A covenant once was made,
Whose bonds are firm and sure,
Whose glories ne’er shall fade!
Signed by the sacred Three-in-One,
In mutual love, ere time began.

2 Firm as the lasting hills,
This covenant shall endure,
Whose potent shalls and wills
Make every blessing sure:
When ruin shakes all nature’s frame,
Its jots and tittles stand the same.

3 [Here the vast seas of grace,
Love, peace, and mercy flow,
That all the blood-bought race
Of men, or angels know:
O sacred deep, without a shore,
Who shall thy limits e’er explore?]

4 Here when thy feet shall fall,
Believer, thou shalt see
Grace to restore thy soul,
And pardon, full and free;
Thee with delight shall God behold,
A chosen sheep in Zion’s fold.

5 And when through Jordan’s flood
Thy God shall bid thee go,
His arm shall thee defend,
And vanquish every foe;
And in this covenant thou shalt view
Sufficient strength to bear thee through.


Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #87a

Author: John Kent

Kent, John, was born at Bideford, Devonshire, Dec. 1766, and died Nov. 15, 1843. As a working shipwright his opportunities for acquiring the education and polish necessary for the production of refined verse were naturally limited. His hymns are strongly worded, very earnest and simple, and intensely Calvinistic. A few were published in Samuel Reece's Collection, 1799. The first edition of his Collection of Original Gospel Hymns, was published in 1803, and the 10th edition, with "The Author's Experience," in verse, 264 hymns, 15 longer pieces, and a Life by his Son in 1861. The Calvinistic teaching so prominent in his hymns has restricted their use to a limited number of collections. The greatest use made of them in modern hymnbooks has bee… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With David's Lord, and ours A covenant was made
Title: Everlasting Love
Author: John Kent
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Text

A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #87a

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d337

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d330

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The Baptist Hymn Book #255

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