What joy and cheer come unto me
When Jesus’ servant speaks to me
That word of mercy, grace, and peace
Which doth bestow from sin release.
No other word can joy my heart
And ever bid my fears depart
Save that which cometh forth from Christ:
“Thou too receivest Paradise.”
A certain Word this e’er remains.
‘Tis sure! It also e’er contains
A pardon which is full and free
Therefore, O Lord, I sing to Thee:
“O blessed Christ I give Thee praise
For Thou hast giv’n those wondrous keys
Which shall unlock the gates to heav’n
For those who’ve had their sins forgiv’n.”
Such grace divine is giv’n to men,
O Lord, ‘tis great – beyond our ken –
And giv’n so we assured may be
That our sins were absolved by Thee.