“He that believeth … hath everlasting life.” John 6. 47
J. Kent L.M.
Saved is the sinner that believes,
The sacred gospel annals show;
To him repentance Jesus gives,
And sin’s complete remission too.
He hears the Spirit’s voice within;
A sacred ray breaks on his eyes;
He bursts at once the sleep of sin,
And naked now to Jesus flies.
Sprinkled with blood his conscience is;
He feels the sweets of sin forgiven;
While Jesus’ spotless righteousness
Becomes his meetness now for heaven.
Jesus, thy Godhead, blood, and name,
O! ’tis eternal life to know;
Here let my soul her hold maintain,
When pressed by conscience, wrath, or law.
Sin-burdened soul, with tempest tossed,
Thy bark shall every storm outride;
Grace once received can ne’er be lost,
Nor hell from Christ thy soul divide.