"Because the LORD hath loved His people, He hath made thee king over them" (2 Chronicles 2:11). "I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; for I do not forget Thy commandments" (Psalm 119:176). "Whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil" (Proverbs 1:33). "God… giveth to all men liberally… Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:5,17).
Because the Lord has loved His own,
He gave His Son to be our King.
How gracious is this Gift alone,
Outshining every other thing!
Because the Lord has loved His sheep,
Yes, even when they go astray,
By His correction He will keep
And lead them back into His way.
Because the Lord has loved the lost,
He died so they might safely dwell
In heaven, having paid the cost
To save us from the lowest hell.
Among Your good gifts, full of favor,
O God, which come down from above,
The greatest Gift is Christ our Savior,
Who gave Himself in matchless love.