But Can It Be That I Should Prove

1. But can it be, that I should prove
For ever faithful to thy love,
From sin for ever cease?
I thank thee for the blessed hope;
It lifts my drooping spirits up,
It gives me back my peace.

2. In thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
Mighty, and merciful, and just;
Thy sacred word is past;
And I, who dare thy word receive,
Without committing sin shall live,
Shall live to God at last.

3. I rest in thine almighty power;
The name of Jesus is a tower,
That hides my life above;
Thou canst, thou wilt my Helper be;
My confidence is all in thee,
The faithful God of Love.

4. While still to thee for help I call,
Thou wilt not suffer me to fall,
Thou canst not let me sin;
And thou shalt give me power to pray,
Till all my sins are purged away,
And all thy mind brought in.

5. Wherfore, in never-ceasing prayer,
My soul to thy contiual care
I faithfully commend!
Assured that thou through life shalt save,
And show thyself beyond the grave
My everlasting Friend.