“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.


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