"I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation" (Psalm 13:5,6). "The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble" (Proverbs 4:18,19). "I said, I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name. But His Word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay" (Jeremiah 20:9). "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21).
I've trusted in the only Savior;
In His salvation I rejoice.
I shall declare His loving favor
As long as I may lift my voice.
His path is as the shining light
And as a fire in my bones,
For God has seen the sinner's plight,
And He has heard their hopeless groans.
Shall I forebear to speak God's Word
To those approaching condemnation?
Should not my heart instead be stirred
To show the way of His salvation?
O Lord, give me a heart discerning
With words in season that explain
The Gospel in my bones yet burning:
To live is Christ; to die is gain.