Loved before time!
Jesus loved us before the world was.
He is no new lover of his people's souls, but he
loved them before the day-star knew its place, and
before the planets began their mighty revolutions.
Every soul whom Jesus loves now,
he loved for ever and ever.
What a wondrous love was that —
infinite, unbounded, everlasting,
which led him to bear our sins, and suffer our penalties,
that he might redeem us from going down into the pit!