The Foundation of
God Standing Sure

When from the truth professors turn,
Jesus reject and mercy spurn,
To Zion's God this truth shall show,
That with his wheat the tares shall grow.

He knows the number and the names
Whom Christ redeem'd from Tophet's flames,
Nor shall the fall of sinners make
The base of mercy's building shake.

Though twice ten thousand sinners go
Down to the shades of endless woe,
His love from all mutation free,
The guard of his elect shall be.

To fall from thence, if God be true,
No sinner shall whom he foreknew;
Or till his hand shall once deface
The ancient records of his grace.

From Jesus neither fire nor flood
Shall rend the purchase of his blood;
Whom he redeem'd with him shall rise,
To fill the mansion in the skies.

Triumphant grace, though men oppose,
Shall save the remnant God hath chose;
Salvation's free, and shall be given
To all the blood-bought heirs of heaven.

John Kent

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.


graphics - some by Mary Stephens
vintage graphic and stone background: unknown source
Published Feb. 2020; CA