1 “In Christ!”“In Christ!” Oh, wondrous words,
That gem th’Apostle’s pages!
How shine they for all humble souls
Throughout the weary ages!
They speak of pardon full and free,
A new exalted station;
It’s mine! It’s mine, this gift divine,
This precious consolation.
In Christ I trust, in Christ I stand,
Oh, hear my grateful story,
I’ll tell it out while life shall last,
In Christ is all my glory.
2 In Christ! In Christ from Satan’s wiles
I find a sure protection;
No one shall pluck me from his hand,
Or from his strong affection.
In him I find rich grace to help,
Which none on earth can render;
A refuge near from ev’ry fear,
A fellowship most tender. [Refrain]
3 In Christ! In Christ my destiny
Is bright with prospects glorious;
Because he lives I too shall live,
O’er sin and death victorious.
In heav’nly places he’s my pledge
By bonds no foe can sever;
In him above I’ll share God’s love
Forever and forever. [Refrain]
Colby, Henry Francis. (Roxbury, Massachusetts, November 25, 1842--May 8, 1915). Baptist. Son of the philanthropist Gardner Colby. Brown University, A.B. 1862, A.M. 1865; Newton Theological Institution [Seminary], 1867; Brown University, Honorary D.D., 1882. President, American Baptist Missionary Union, 1865-1868. Pastorate at Dayton, Ohio, 1868-1903. President, Board of Trustees, Denison University. President Ohio Baptist Convention, 1883-1886. Author of Restricted Communion, also a memoir of his father Gardner Colby (1879), a memoir of Ebenezer Thresher LL.D. (1886), and a sketch of Caleb Parker. His hymn "Waiting on the eve of labor, Knowing not he coming day," was sung at the graduation of his class at Newton Theological Institution, Jun… Go to person page >