Christ My Song - 1553
Hallelujah! I believe! - Joy in Believing
(Heinrich Möwes/Jane Laurie Borthwick/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Joy in Believing.
"If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature."
(1 Corinthians 5,15)
1. Hallelujah! I believe!
Now the giddy world stands fast,
now my soul has found an anchor,
till the night of storm is past.
All the gloomy mists are rising,
and a clue is in my hand,
through earth's labyrinth to guide me
to a bright and heavenly land. PDF - Midi
2. Hallelujah! I believe!
Sorrow's bitterness is o'er,
and affliction's heavy burden
weighs my spirit down no more.
On the cross the mystic writing
now revealed before me lies,
and I read the words of comfort,
'As a Father, I chastise.'
3. Hallelujah! I believe!
Now no longer in my soul
all the debt of sin is lying, –
one great Friend has paid the whole!
Ice-bound fields of legal labour,
I have left, with all their toil;
while the fruits of love are growing,
from a new and genial soil.
4. Hallelujah! I believe!
Now life's mystery is gone,
gladly through its fleeting shadows,
to the end I journey on.
Through the tempest, or the sunshine,
over flowers or ruins led,
still the path is homeward hasting,
where all sorrow shall have fled.
5. Hallelujah! I believe!
Now, O Love, I know thy power,
thine no false or fragile fetters,
not the rose-wreaths of an hour!
Christian bonds of holy union,
death itself does not destroy;
yes, to live, and love for ever,
is our heritage of joy!