"For we must needs die... neither doth God respect any person: yet doth He devise means, that His banished be not expelled from Him" (2 Samuel 14:14). "I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for He will speak peace.... Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other" (Psalm 85:8,10).
Surely God the Lord has planned,
By love divine compelled,
A means for those by justice banned
To not be thus expelled.
I have heard what God devised,
For He has made it known:
His truth shall be uncompromised,
Yet mercy shall be shown.
Truth and mercy met are traced
In Jesus Christ our Lord.
Righteousness and peace embraced
In Him with one accord.
The means of mercy found in Christ
The Gospel has unveiled:
For sinners He was sacrificed
And over death prevailed!
There is no other name on earth
Or in the realms above,
That saves us, granting us new birth,
Devised by heaven's love.