I HAVE A HOPE
I have a Hope both strong and sure,
A Hope within the veil-
'Tis Christ the Lord, my Advocate;
He pleads and must prevail.
My name is written on His breast,
Inscribed by love and grace:
In Him my heart finds peace and rest,
He does my soul embrace.
Midst tribulation, pain and toil,
He is my Hope and Stay:
I trust His gracious providence
To guide me in His way.
I have no hope within myself,
Christ is my All and All:
My care I cast upon my Lord,
And for His grace I call.
And when my time on earth is done,
And all my care shall cease,
I'll see my Savior as He is,
My Hope I shall embrace!
(Tune: Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?)
Common Meter 86.86.