“Repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Mark. 1. 15
1 Repent, awakened souls, repent;
Hear the good tidings God has sent,
Of sinners saved, and sins forgiven,
And beggars raised to reign in heaven.
2 God sent his Son to die for us,
Die to redeem us from the curse;
He took our weakness, bore our load,
And dearly bought us with his blood.
3 In guilt’s dark dungeon when we lay,
Mercy cried, “Spare;” and Justice, “Slay.”
But Jesus answered, “Set them free,
And pardon them and punish me.”
4 Salvation is of God alone;
Life everlasting in his Son;
And he that gave his Son to bleed,
Will freely give us all we need.
5 Believe the gospel, and rejoice;
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
His goodness praise, his wonders tell,
Who ransomed our poor souls from hell.