What wonderful words in the Gospel of grace
Our loving Redeemer has giv'n!
How happy are they who in spirit are pure,
For theirs is the kingdom of Heav'n!
Tho' all that is earthly will fade,
And vanish away from our view,
We know that as sure as the Saviour lives,
The words He has spoken are true.
He maketh the lilies to bloom in the field,
And shelters the bird in its nest;
He calleth the weary to come unto Him,
And find the sweet blessing of rest.
To those that are thirsting and longing for Him,
The water of life He will give;
And they that with patience endure to the end,
Forever in glory shall live.
Then why are we fearful, and where is our faith?
His own He will never forsake;
And tho' He may lead them where waters are deep,
His promise He never will break.
—by Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)