CCLXXVIII. Why should my heart feel so dismay'd

1 Why should my heart feel so dismay'd,
And harbour such distress?
My debt of sin the Saviour paid,
Who is my righteousness.

2 Though Satan with his tempests toss
My soul into dismay;
I look to Jesus on the Cross
To drive my fears away.

3 I need not dread the Tempter's force,
Nor all that he can do:
Since I have refuge and recourse,
And place of safety too.

4 I must confess I ought to be
Disowned by my God;
But Christ my Saviour died for me,
And bought me with his blood.

5 His merits I do humbly claim,
Thereon my soul relies;
Not sin or Satan can condemn,
When Jesus justifies.

6 From ev'ry guilt and ev'ry stain
His blood can make me clean:
For Christ who died and rose again,
Subdues the pow'r of sin.

Text Information
First Line: Why should my heart feel so dismay'd
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Topic: Justification
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