By God’s Eternal, Wise Decree — Don 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!