I prayed for one and his salvation
And as I prayed, I thought of his estate
As one who is enslaved to sin
As one who outwardly lives, yet is dead within
I perceived him in his reality
As that of a skull
And I thought to myself, Is there hope at all?
O, my soul awake from your slumber
Why do you doubt?
Have you not heard?
I know of One who has conquered sin
Of Him by whom we sing, “O death, where is your sting?”
He who has declared, “O sin, Where is your victory?”
I know of One who is the Resurrection and the Life
Of Him who makes dry bones come alive
He who gives life to the valley of death by His breath
I know of One who is greater
Of Him who came down from His glory
He who bears our very likeness in majesty
O, my soul pray with faith to the Lord
For the sins of man are many but His mercy is more!
For I know of One who clothes sinners in robes of righteousness
Yes, of Him who justifies the vilest on the account of His blood
He who takes the stain of sin and makes it white as snow
I know of One whose name is Christ Jesus, the Son of God
Of Him who is the image of the invisible God
He who is the God-man; all in all.
So pray with expectation my soul
For you were once in a like state
And behold: the grace you received will be poured out more