Author Unknown


The moment a sinner believes,

And trusts in his crucified Lord,

His pardon at once he receives—

Redemption in full through His blood.

The faith that unites to the Lamb,

And brings such salvation as this,

Is more than mere fancy, or name—

The work of God’s Spirit it is.


It treads on the world and on hell,

It vanquishes death and despair;

And, what is still stranger to tell—

It overcomes heaven by prayer;

Permits a vile worm of the dust,

With God to commune as a friend;

His promise of mercy to trust,

And look for His love to the end.


It says to the mountains, “Depart,”

That stand between God and the soul;

It binds up the broken in heart,

The wounded in spirit makes whole;

Bids sins of a crimson-like dye,

Be spotless as snow, and as white;

And raises the sinner on high,

To dwell with the angels of light.


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