The following pages were especially composed during hours of leisure in the quiet of the study. Their design is to unfold and illustrate, however inadequately, one of the most precious portions of Holy Scripture. The writer fulfills a long cherished desire to awake a few slumbering chords of this New Testament “SONG OF SONGS.” In entering on the exposition of the eighth chapter of Romans, we listen to the music of the greatest of the Church’s prose-minstrels. It is a Gospel enshrined in the most precious of the Epistles–an epitome of divine truth. Though blended with other chords, let it be noted at the outset, that the Love of God, and the Security of the Believer, constitute the special dual strain intoned by our Apostle in his sublime Canticle. “The Eighth Chapter of Romans is the Masterpiece of the New Testament.”–Luther.