Who keepeth not God’s Word, yet saith, “I know the Lord,” is wrong; In him is not that blessèd faith Through which the truth is strong; But he who hears and keeps the Word, Is not of this world, but of God.
The faith His Word hath caused to shine Will kindle love in thee; More wouldst thou know of things divine, Deeper thy love must be; True faith not only gives thee light, But strength to love and do the right.
Jesus hath washed away our sin, And we are children now; Who feels such hope as this within, To evil cannot bow; Rather with Christ all scorn endure, So we be like our Maker pure!
For he doth please the Father well Who simply can obey; In him the love of God doth dwell Who steadfast keeps His way; A daily active life of love, Such fruits a living faith must prove.
He is in God, and God in him, Who still abides in love; ’Tis love that makes the cherubim Obey and praise above; For God is love, the loveless heart Hath in His life and joy no part.