Memorize these passages, for they will be a blessing to you all your days.

Scripture: Romans 8:28-39

ESV Text: Romans 8:28-39

Romans 8:28-39 (Listen)

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

God’s Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 8
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

     29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

     31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 528:
If God Himself be for Me

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. If God Himself be for me, 
I may a host defy; 
For when I pray, before me 
My foes, confounded, fly. 
If Christ, my Head and Master, 
Befriend me from above, 
What foe or what disaster 
Can drive me from His love? 

2. This I believe, yea, rather, 
Of this I make my boast, 
That God is my dear Father, 
The Friend who loves me most, 
And that, whate’er betide me, 
My Savior is at hand 
Through stormy seas to guide me 
And bring me safe to land. 

3. I build on this foundation, 
That Jesus and His blood 
Alone are my salvation, 
The true, eternal good. 
Without Him all that pleases 
Is valueless on earth; 
The gifts I owe to Jesus 
Alone my love are worth. 

4. My Jesus is my Splendor, 
My Sun, my Light, alone; 
Were He not my Defender 
Before God’s awe-full throne, 
I never should find favor 
And mercy in His sight, 
But be destroyed forever 
As darkness by the light. 

5. He canceled my offenses, 
Delivered me from death; 
He is the Lord who cleanses 
My soul from sin through faith. 
In Him I can be cheerful, 
Bold, and undaunted aye; 
In Him I am not fearful 
Of God’s great Judgment Day. 

6. Naught, naught, can now condemn me 
Nor set my hope aside; 
Now hell no more can claim me, 
Its fury I deride. 
No sentence e’er reproves me, 
No ill destroys my peace; 
For Christ, my Savior, loves me 
And shields me with His grace. 

7. His Spirit in me dwelleth, 
And o’er my mind He reigns. 
All sorrow He dispelleth 
And soothes away all pains. 
He crowns His work with blessing 
And helpeth me to cry, 
“My Father!” without ceasing, 
To Him who dwells on high. 

8. And when my soul is lying 
Weak, trembling, and opprest, 
He pleads with groans and sighing 
That cannot be exprest; 
But God’s quick eye discerns them, 
Although they give no sound, 
And into language turns them 
E’en in the heart’s deep ground. 

9. To mine His Spirit speaketh 
Sweet word of holy cheer, 
How God to him that seeketh 
For rest is always near 
And how He hath erected 
A city fair and new, 
Where what our faith expected 
We evermore shall view. 

10. In yonder home doth flourish 
My heritage, my lot; 
Though here I die and perish, 
My heaven shall fail me not. 
Though care my life oft saddens 
And causeth tears to flow, 
The light of Jesus gladdens 
And sweetens every woe. 

11. Who clings with resolution 
To Him whom Satan hates 
Must look for persecution; 
For him the burden waits 
Of mockery, shame, and losses, 
Heaped on his blameless head; 
A thousand plagues and crosses 
Will be his daily bread. 

12. From me this is not hidden, 
Yet I am not afraid; 
I leave my cares, as bidden, 
To whom my vows were paid. 
Though life and limb it cost me 
And everything I won, 
Unshaken shall I trust Thee 
And cleave to Thee alone. 

13. Though earth be rent asunder, 
Thou’rt mine eternally; 
Not fire nor sword nor thunder 
Shall sever me from Thee; 
Not hunger, thirst, nor danger, 
Not pain nor poverty 
Nor mighty princes’ anger 
Shall ever hinder me. 

14. No angel and no gladness, 
No throne, no pomp, no show, 
No love, no hate, no sadness, 
No pain, no depth of woe, 
No scheme of man’s contrivance, 
However small or great, 
Shall draw me from Thy guidance 
Nor from Thee separate. 

15. My heart for joy is springing 
And can no more be sad, 
‘Tis full of mirth and singing, 
Sees naught but sunshine glad. 
The Sun that cheers my spirit 
Is Jesus Christ, my King; 
That which I shall inherit 
Makes me rejoice and sing. 


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