By God’s Eternal, Wise DecreeDon Fortner

(Tune: #142 — Jesus Shall Reign — LM)


1.        By God’s eternal, wise decree,

His Son, the Lamb, was slain for me.

His blood accepted at the throne,

Before I sinned, my sin atoned!


2.        This wondrous mystery of grace,

Revealed by God, by faith embraced,

The changing course of time defies. —

Eternal mercy never dies!


3.        Though my heart fails and flesh decays

And earth’s foundation’s melt away,

God’s purpose shall the same remain.

This anchor shall my soul sustain. —


4.        My Savior’s blood, through ageless skies,

“Mercy, eternal mercy!” cries,

And thus secures my home above,

Loved with an everlasting love!