Scripture Verse

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


John Newton

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-and-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 sometimes 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.