1 O Blessed truth the Gospel shews,
On which may be relied,
As Peter taught the partial Jews,
All doubts are laid aside.
2 No pref'rence unto man is giv'n,
Because of birth and name;
But all the nations under heav'n,
Have equal right and claim.
3 All those who humbly fear the Lord,
And seek his righteousness,
All those who trust unto his word,
Have endless life and peace.
4 This doctrine through the promis'd land
First to the Jews was shown;
And by the Savior's great command
Made to all nations known.
5 The Jews had crucified and slain,
Jesus up on the tree!
But O, he rose, and lives again,
To all eternity.
6 O happy news sent far abroad!
As prophecied before:
All may be reconcil'd to God,
And live for evermore.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #LXXVI