of the Soul
When sins and fears
And fainting hope almost expires;
Jesus, to Thee I lift
To Thee I breathe my soul's desires.
Thou not mine, my living Lord;
And can my hope, my comfort die,
Thy everlasting word,
That word which built the earth and sky?
my immortal Saviour lives,
Then my immortal life is sure;
His word a firm
foundation gives -
Here let me build, and rest secure.
let my faith unshaken dwell;
Immovable the promise stands;
Not all the powers
of earth or hell
Can e'er dissolve the sacred bands.
O my soul, thy trust repose;
Since Jesus is for ever mine,
Not death itself,
that last of foes,
Shall break a union so divine.
No. 623 in "Our Own Hymnbook"
1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according
to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in
Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing
of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and
immortality to light through the gospel: