"David said… I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said… The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die" (2 Samuel 12:13). "The LORD hath spoken… To him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God" (Psalm 50:1,23). "The LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding" (Proverbs 2:6). "But they have not all obeyed the Gospel… So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans 10:16,17).
When David had confessed his sin,
As God, by Nathan, then had spoken,
His heart, which had been searched within,
Was thus exposed, contrite, and broken.
The Lord had put his sin away,
For Christ would show him His salvation.
What gracious words we hear God say
To those deserving condemnation!
Our God has spoken by His Word
The truth His prophets have conveyed:
This is the Gospel we have heard,
But many still have not obeyed.
Lord, thank You for salvation shown
To sinners who will seek Your face
And hear the Word of God made known:
The Gospel of Your saving grace.