The Glorious Gospel

No news can suit a ruined race
But sovereign, free, eternal grace;
No other gospel can impart
Joy, peace and comfort to the heart.

But those are tidings good indeed,
Which tell me Jesus deigned to bleed,
To vanquish Satan, cancel sin,
And bring eternal glory in.

The only gospel we can own
Sets Jesus Christ upon His throne;
Proclaims salvation full and free,
Obtained on Calvary’s rugged tree.

The gospel is the news from heaven,
Of grace bestowed and sins forgiven –
Redeeming blood, electing love,
Of quickening grace and joys above.

Lord, write this gospel in my heart,
And in its blessings give me part;
Until I see my Saviour’s face,
And sing, “I’m saved by gospel grace.”

Joseph Irons

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