Scripture Verse

I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand. John 10:28–29

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Sac­red Songs 1707, Book 1, num­ber 138. Saints in the hands of Christ.

Music: Ma­no­ah ar­ranged from Gi­ao­chi­no A. Ros­si­ni in Col­lec­tion of Church Mu­sic, by Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Giaochino A. Rossini
1792–1868

Lyrics

Firm as the earth Thy Gos­pel stands,
My Lord, my hope, my trust;
If I am found in Je­sus’ hands,
My soul can ne’er be lost.

His ho­nor is en­gaged to save
The mean­est of His sheep;
All that His heav’n­ly Fa­ther gave
His hands se­cure­ly keep.

Nor death nor hell shall e’er re­move
His fa­vo­rites from His breast;
In the dear bo­som of His love
They must for ev­er rest.