Hymn 3:3 [The Promise Of My Father’s Love] by Isaac Watts

The new testament in the blood of
Christ; or, The new covenant sealed.

“The promise of my Father’s love
“Shall stand for ever good;”
He said, and gave his soul to death,
And seal’d the grace with blood.

To this dear covenant of thy word
I set my worthless name;
I seal th’ engagement to my Lord,
And make my humble claim.

Thy light, and strength, and pardoning grace,
And glory shall be mine;
My life and soul, my heart and flesh,
And all my powers are thine.

I call that legacy my own
Which Jesus did bequeath;
‘Twas purchas’d with a dying groan,
And ratify’d in death.

Sweet is the memory of his Name,
Who bless’d us in his will,
And to his testament of love
Made his own life the seal.

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