40 A SONG OF FAITH AND HOPE
Iustificati ergo ex fide

Refrain: Our hope is not in vain,*
for God’s love has flooded our inmost hearts.
1 Now that we have been justified through faith,*
we are at peace with God
   through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 And so we exult in our hope of the splendour of God*
and we even exult in the sufferings we endure.
3 For our hope is not in vain,*
because God’s love has flooded our inmost hearts
   through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
4 When we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly;*
he died for us while we were still sinners,
   and so God’s love for us is revealed.
5 We are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us,*
for nothing can separate us from the love of God
   which is ours, through Jesus Christ.
Glory . . . Romans 5. 1, 3, 5, 8; 8. 38, 39
Our hope is not in vain,*
for God’s love has flooded our inmost hearts.