WHERE God begins His gracious work,
   That work He will complete,
For round the objects of His love,
    All power and mercy meet.
2  Mortals may tire of all their aims,
    And fail in their intent;
God is above the power of change,
    He never can repent.
3  Each object of His love is sure
    To reach the heavenly goal;
For neither sin nor Satan can
    Destroy the blood-washed soul.
4  Satan may vex; and unbelief
    Believers may annoy;
But they will conquer, just as sure
    As Jesus reigns in joy.
5  The precious blood of God’s dear Son
    Shall not be spilled in vain;
The soul in Christ believing, must
    With Christ for ever reign.
Albert Midlane, 1825-1909