SATB and organ. Text by Granton Douglas Hay, based on Scottish paraphrases of Romans 8. Modal and strong.
The Christ who died and rose again,
Triumphant from the grave,
Now pleads our cause at God's right hand
All powerful to save.
What now can separate us from
The love of Christ our Lord?
Can persecution, nakedness,
Or peril, or the sword?
The troubles that are ours to bear
Are trials we cannot flee,
Yet he who loved us from the first
Ensures our victory.
Thus nothing in the heights or depths
No power earth can afford,
Will separate us from the loveOf Jesus Christ our Lord.
Yes, he who loved us from the first
is Jesus Christ our Lord.