Affirming Constantly Christ Crucified
a poetic paraphrase of Titus 3:5-8
by Jon J. Cardwell
Not by righteous deeds we have done,
But by God’s mercy giv’n;
That God has saved us through His Son,
The One who came from heav’n.
By regeneration’s washing,
‘N that by the Holy Ghost,
We are renew’d and given life
Sav’d to the uttermost.
This great regenerating work,
Abundantly was shed
Upon us through our Savior, Christ,
For on that tree He bled.
That being justified by grace,
Which came through Jesus Christ:
We should be made the blessed heirs,
By hope’s eternal life.
This word is faithful and these things
I will that thou affirm
Constantly, so believing saints
May bring good works to term.
Affirming Christ, Him crucifi’d
Does good for my soul’s care;
‘Tis also good and valu’ble
For all men everywhere.