In Him I Have Believed

IN HIM I HAVE BELIEVED, on this my hope now rests,
That Jesus Christ is risen from the dead!
The all-surpassing joy of knowing Christ my Lord,
The former things, I count them all as loss.
Called out of darkness into Your goodness,
We are Your children, chosen in Christ.
Now in Your family, heirs of the promise,
To Your purpose on the earth I give my life.

A people born of God, united by Your call,
One faith, one Lord, one Father of us all.
Joined with bonds of love, and planted in Your house,
We worship You with hearts and lives poured out.
Let us go on in the power of Your Spirit,
Taking Your gospel to all the world,
Declaring Your wisdom, our great commission,
That Jesus Christ has come to save the lost!

Whatever trials may come, in faith, Lord, help us stand
For righteousness and justice in our land.
What fear can hold us now? We run toward the prize,
Our lives already crucified with Christ.
Through every nation Your kingdom advances;
Who can extinguish this spreading flame?
Through tribulations we’ll stand on Your promise:
‘I will build My church and hell will not prevail!’

And on that final day, the citizens of heaven,
Called out to be the new Jerusalem,
In multitudes will bow before the throne of God:
One nation called from every tribe and tongue.
Great celebration! The glorious union:
The Lion of Judah and the pure, spotless Bride!
All of creation waits for this moment,
All your promises fulfilled in Jesus Christ!

Kate Simmonds