I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, Zechariah 13:9
It is My people: and they shall say,
The Lord is my God.
Words: Charles Wesley, Short Hymns (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), numbers 1447 & 1448.
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Tried is every faithful man,
As gold and silver tried,
Purged by grief, and purged by pain,
And seven times purified:
All who stand the fiery test,
Receive Thine image from above,
Bear Thy favorite name impressed,
Thy favorite name of love.
Brought into the fire I am,
And Thou wilt bring me through,
I shall call upon Thy name,
With all the creatures new;
I shall prove Thine utmost word,
Brightened with Thy glory, shine,
Claimed by Thee, shall claim my Lord
Through endless ages mine.