“Open thy mouth for… the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction” (Proverbs 31:8). “The glorious gospel… was committed to my trust… This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:11-15).
The glorious Gospel of God
Which we are commissioned to tell,
May not be what sinners applaud,
But still it can save them from hell.
The answer to sin and seduction
Must not be our tacit consent!
As sinners march on to destruction,
We warn them, in love, to repent.
The Gospel should never be changed,
No matter whom it will offend,
For those who from God are estranged
Shall know it was right in the end.
The Gospel is God’s faithful Word,
And worthy of all acceptation,
For by it our hearts are assured
By Christ who has purchased salvation!
The Gospel of Christ has conveyed
The reason He came down to earth:
A ransom for souls must be paid
For sinners to have a new birth.
He did not come down to be served,
But rather to pay the full price
That none of us ever deserved:
Redemption through His Sacrifice.
Your glorious Gospel, O Lord,
Has given such cause to rejoice
Through promises we have explored
In which we have heard Your own voice!
We thank You, Lord Jesus, our Savior,
For showing the reason You came,
That You might bestow on us favor,
By bearing our sin and our shame.
Salvation is needed by all;
Your glorious Gospel is true.
Lord, send us to sinners You call
To flee to the Refuge in You.