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.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.) #CCLXXVIII