Scripture Verse

Your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3


John Newton (1725–1807)

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 3, num­ber 84. Per­se­ve­rance.

Music: Far­rant adapt­ed from Ri­chard Far­rant (1530–1580) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Far­rant (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Rejoice, be­liev­er, in the Lord
Who makes your cause His own;
The hope that’s built upon His Word,
Can ne’er be ov­er­thrown.

Though many foes be­set your road,
And fee­ble is your arm;
Your life is hid with Christ in God
Beyond the reach of harm.

Weak as you are, you shall not faint,
Or faint­ing shall not die;
Jesus, the strength of ev­ery saint,
Will aid you from on high.

Though som­times un­per­ceived by sense,
Faith sees Him al­ways near;
A guide, a glo­ry, a de­fense,
Then what have you to fear?

As sure­ly as He ov­er­came,
And tri­umphed once for you;
So sure­ly you, that love His name,
Shall tri­umph in Him too.