July 21, 2021•121 words
Faith comes by hearing God's record
Concerning Jesus Christ the Lord;
The happy means, which heaven hath blest,
To bring us to the gospel-rest.
The joyful sound is news of grace,
Redemption of a fallen race,
Through Jesus' righteousness divine,
Which bright from faith to faith doth shine.
The promise of immortal bliss
We have in Christ, our righteousness;
By death our righteousness he bought:
Faith pleads that right, but buys it not.
True faith receives the offered good
And promise sealed with Jesus' blood;
Faith gives no title to the bliss,
But takes the Savior's righteousness.
In the Redeemer, as my head,
The covenant is established,
In him the promises are, Yea,
In him, Amen, and not in me.