"The LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of His covenant" (2 Kings 13:23). "Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness " (Psalm 97:12). "The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil" (Proverbs 19:23). "Stand therefore, having… feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace " (Ephesians 6:14,15).
Give thanks to God for His compassion
As we remember He is holy.
It was His love that made Him fashion
A covenant to save the lowly.
The righteousness that God has given
By covenant is through His grace,
For otherwise we would be driven
From God without a hiding place.
It was for this our Savior died
And fought for us the deadly strife,
So judgment could be satisfied
That we might have eternal life.
O Lord, this covenant You planned
And carried out at such a cost
By Your compassion makes us stand
To bring Your Gospel to the lost.