It is a great thing for the soul
To know that it is known of Christ;
For He has given it a role
From which it cannot be enticed
It knows a shepherd’s love will keep
It safe from danger as His sheep.
Discovered by the Spirit’s light
The soul will also find it great
To be not only clear and bright
But usable to circulate,
Reflecting, through abundant grace,
The glories of the Master’s face!
How great that, after God’s embrace,
It knows that He is glad to bring
It into an eternal place,
Wearing the sandals, robe and ring:
It glorifies the God who runs
To welcome souls, and call them sons.