"[God] doth… devise means, that His banished be not expelled from Him" (2 Samuel 14:14). "I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever" (Psalm 52:8). "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:1,2).
How soon every hope would have vanished,
If not for the love of our Savior.
Each one of us would have been banished,
If not for His mercy and favor.
We trust in His mercy forever,
Without which we would be expelled.
His justice and judgment are never
Forgotten and must be upheld.
Yet mercy and truth have sufficed
To satisfy holy demands
By means of our Lord Jesus Christ
Who now as our Advocate stands.
By means of Your mercy, O Lord,
Our life we would wisely surrender,
A sacrifice living, restored
To You, our great God and Defender.