O faithful God like You us make,
Bold to profess Your name in death;
Loins girt with truth, all fear forsake,
Jesus embrace with our last breath.
O steadfast God, immoveable,
In every wind, in ill or good;
Brave, strong in faith dependable,
Resisting evil unto blood.
Jesus You gave Your life for us,
Made over unto death and hell;
Fought the good the fight, victorious,
That with our soul’s it may be well.
O Spirit of the Christ and God,
May we be ever for You bold;
Professing Jesus as our LORD,
Willing for Heaven to pay the toll.
(Tune: Duke St; Old Hundredth; LM)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Monday 28th, July, 2003)