God's Purpose Stands

The following hymn was written by John Piper to sing at Bethlehem Baptist Church on December 15, 2002.

This was sung in connection with Pastor John's exposition of Romans 9:6-13.

To the tune of "My Hope Is Built" ("The Solid Rock")

God's mighty word can never fail,
Though some be lost and saints be frail.
There is a chosen Israel,
Who cherished Christ and never fell.

All the elect in Christ prevail,
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.

O, be not proud of ethnic roots,
Or rest your hope on human fruits.
Let no one boast in flesh and bones,
God makes his offspring out of stones.

All the elect in Christ prevail,
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.

God will not share his sovereign reign,
Though one should plot, it is in vain.
God's mighty promise rules the earth:
The barren woman will give birth!

All the elect in Christ prevail,
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.

All-sovereign grace saved us in Christ,
Before our birth pure grace sufficed,
Not from our deeds that man enthralls
Or from our faith, but him who calls.

All the elect in Christ prevail,
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.

Sing now to God for sovereign grace;
Rejoice that we may see his face.
Come savor now his firm embrace,
This is our everlasting place.

All the elect in Christ prevail,
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.
God's purpose stands it cannot fail.

© John Piper

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