Scripture Verse

Seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not. 2 Corinthians 4:1


Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Whittle May W. Moody, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

May W. Moody (1870–1963)


Since through God’s mer­cy
This min­is­try’s ours,
Bringing men right­eous­ness
Through God’s great pow­er,
We don’t lose heart but
Renounce shame­ful ways;
We don’t de­ceive but
The truth plain­ly say.
To un­be­liev­ers
Our mes­sage is veiled;
They are made blind by
The god of this world.
But God who said, Let
The dark turn to light,

Shined in our hearts with
His glo­ry so bright.

We are hard pressed on
All sides but not crushed;
We are per­plexed, but
We ne­ver give up;
We’re per­se­cut­ed
But not left by God;
We are struck down, but
We’re ne­ver de­stroyed.
We have this trea­sure
In jars made of clay,
That God’s great pow’r and
Not ours be dis­played.
Within our bo­dies
Christ’s death do we show,
That Je­sus’ life in
Us now may be known.

We know we’ll be raised
With Je­sus one day;
Therefore, our tri­als
Do not cause dis­may.
Though on the out­side
We’re wast­ing away,
Inwardly we are
Renewed day by day.
Our pre­sent trou­bles
Will soon pass away;
Eternal glo­ry
They’ll bring us some day.
We fix our eyes not
On what we can see;
Only the un­seen
Will eter­nal be.