You have the words of eternal life. John 6:68
Words: Thomas Jervis, A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for Public and Private Worship (London: 1795).
Peace to the returning penitent.
If you know where to get a good picture of Jervis (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Sweet is the friendly voice which speaks
The words of life and peace;
Which bids the penitent rejoice,
And sin and sorrow cease.
No healing balm on earth like this
Can cheer the contrite heart;
No flattering dreams of earthly bliss
Such pure delight impart.
Thou still art merciful and kind;
Thy mercy, Lord, reveal:
The broken heart ’tis Thou canst bind,
The wounded spirit heal.
Let Thy bright presence, Lord, restore
Peace to my anxious breast:
Conduct me in the path that leads
To everlasting rest.