Friday, 4 July 2014
PAST, FUTURE AND PRESENT
My past was dealt with in the work
Of Jesus on the cross;
Now no sins mar, and no doubts lurk
While gain replaces loss.
My future is to be with Him
Among the saints in light;
No earthly saints or cherubim
Have hopes that are so bright.
While for the present I have Christ
As Model for my way,
And grace lest I should be enticed
To dally or to stray.
Christ is my help if it should be
I feel I cannot cope;
It is His face I long to see:
He is my present Hope.
And I have Christ my Lord on high
As Advocate and Priest,
And source of grace on whose supply
I bountifully feast.
I have a place in Christ before
The Father as a son;
The Spirit brings stupendous store
Straight from the heavenly One.