LORD, if you'd asked some mighty thing--
Great pilgrimages in the sand
Or seven hundred songs to sing--
We'd try it all, at your command.
But you devised a simpler way:
By faith alone in your own Son,
Who died for sin and rose third day.
When we believe, you say it's done.
And yet so many still refuse
To take your great, amazing gift.
In stubbornness, they still will choose
Some hopeless hope, themselves to lift.
So, why do some of us believe
In Jesus Christ, in him alone?
You loved and chose us to receive
These blessings. It was you alone.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
--Jesus, in John 6:44