“From Whence This Fear and Unbelief?”
By Augustus Toplady, 1740-1778
From whence this fear and unbelief?
Hath not the Father put to grief
His spotless Son for me?
And will the righteous Judge of men
Condemn me for that load of sin
Which, Lord, was charged to Thee?
Complete atonement Thou hast made,
And to the utmost Thou hast paid
Whate’er Thy people owed;
Nor can God’s wrath on me take place
When sheltered by Thy righteousness,
And covered by Thy blood.
If Thou my pardon procured,
And freely in my room endured
The whole of wrath divine;
Payment God cannot twice demand,
First from my bleeding Surety’s hand,
And then again from mine.
Return, my soul, unto thy rest!
The sorrows of thy great High Priest
Have bought thy liberty;
Trust in His efficacious blood,
Nor fear thy banishment from God,
Since Jesus died for thee.