“Christ alone is our salvation—Christ the rock on which we stand;
Other than this sure foundation, Will be found but sinking sand.
Christ, His Cross and resurrection, Is alone the sinner’s plea;
At the throne of God’s perfection, Nothing else can set him free.
We have all things, Christ possessing; Life eternal, second birth;
Present pardon, peace, and blessing, While we tarry here on earth;
And by faith’s anticipation, Foretastes of the joy above,
Freely given us with salvation, By the Father in His love.
When we perfect joy shall enter, ’Tis in Him our bliss will rise;
He’s the essence, soul, and centre, Of the glory in the skies:
In redemption’s wondrous story, (Planned before our parents’ fall),
From the cross unto the glory, Jesus Christ is all in all.”
– William Reid (1814-1896)