Scripture Verse

These words are true and faithful. Revelation 21:5


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ju­bi­lant Voices, ed­it­ed by How­ard Doane, Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1905), num­ber 78.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


What wonderful words in the Gos­pel of grace
Our lov­ing Re­deem­er has giv’n!
How hap­py are they who in spi­rit are pure,
For theirs is the king­dom of Heav’n!


Tho’ all that is earth­ly will fade,
And van­ish away from our view,
We know that as sure as the Sav­ior lives,
The words He has spok­en are true.

He mak­eth the lil­ies to bloom in the field,
And shel­ters the bird in its nest;
He call­eth the wea­ry to come unto Him,
And find the sweet bless­ing of rest.


To those that are thirst­ing and long­ing for Him,
The wa­ter of life He will give;
And they that with pa­tience en­dure to the end,
Forever in glo­ry shall live.


Then why are we fear­ful, and where is our faith?
His own He will ne­ver for­sake;
And tho’ He may lead them where wa­ters are deep,
His pro­mise He ne­ver will break.