John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 139
|Thus saith the holy One, and true,|
To his beloved faithful few;
Of heav'n and hell I hold the keys,
To shut, or open, as I please.
2. I know thy works, and I approve,
3. Before thee see my mercy's door
|4. Thou hast my promise, hold it fast,|
The trying hour will soon be past;
Rejoice, for lo! I quickly come,
To take thee to my heav'nly home.
5. A pillar there, no more to move,
6. Such is the conqueror's reward,