|JESUS, Thy message speaks within:
The mercy which Thy words reveal
Refines the heart from flesh and sin,
And stamps its own authentic seal.
|2||The guilty soul who trusts Thy blood,
Finds peace and pardon at the cross:
The sinful heart, averse to God,
Loves and believes the Father’s laws.
|3||The doubting mind gives up its strife,
When God’s converting mercies shine;
The voice that calls the dead to life,
Must be almighty and divine!
|4||’Tis God’s inimitable hand
That moulds the heart and mind anew;
Cynics no longer should withstand,
But bow and own the doctrine true.
|5||Questions and doubts are heard no more,
Christ and His joy is all our theme;
His Spirit seals the Gospel sure
To every soul that trusts in Him.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|