He will hold them fast


Poor sinner, dejected with fear, unbosom thy mind to the Lamb; no wrath on His brow does He wear, nor will He poor mourners condemn;

His arm of omnipotent grace is able and willing to save; a sweet and a permanent place He’ll freely and faithfully give.

Come just as thou art, with thy woe, fall down at the feet of the Lamb; He will not, He cannot say “Go” but surely will take out thy stain.

A fountain is opened for sin, and thousands its virtues have proved, He’ll take thee and plunge thee therein, and wash thee from filth in His blood.

The soul that on Jesus relies, He’ll never, no never deceive; He freely and faithfully gives more blessings than we can conceive;

Yea, down to old age He will keep, nor will He forsake us at last, He knows and is known by His sheep; they’re His and He will hold them fast.


Painting: Frederick Daniel Hardy (1827-1911)

Hymn: Poor Sinner Dejected with Fear by William Gadsby (1773-1844)



About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and work as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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