How oft have sin and Satan strove
To rend my soul from Thee, my God;
But everlasting is Thy love,
And Jesus seals it with His blood.
The oath and promise of the Lord
Join to confirm the wondrous grace;
Eternal power performs the word,
And fills all heaven with endless praise.
Amidst temptation sharp and long,
My soul to this dear refuge flies;
Hope is my anchor firm and strong,
Whilst tempests blow, and billows rise.
The Gospel bears my spirits up;
A faithful and unchanging God
Lays the foundation of my hope,
In oaths, and promises, and blood!