Lord, You will keep in perfect peace
All whose hearts are set on You.
We trust You to keep Your promise.
We know You are just and true.
Conscious guilt makes cowards of us,
Fear that others may find out
That we have wandered from the path.
Faith has given way to doubt.
We believe Your grace and mercy
Can redeem us, so we live
Rejoicing always in the love that
Makes You willing to forgive.
And so we bring our sins to You,
Trusting in Your endless care.
We will not yield to temptation
Nor surrender to despair.
Keep us confident, our Father,
That in Christ we have release
From sin, and strong assurance that
In him we have perfect peace.
- Gerald Cowan, a longtime preacher and missionary, is retired from full-time pulpit preaching. Gerald publishes an e-mail newsletter entitled GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICAL WRITINGS. He is available for Gospel Meetings and he may be contacted at Geraldcowan1931@aol.com