To God belong the victor’s song
And strength of arm and eye;
The work and will for vale and hill
Come from a Throne on high.
Salvation, then, is worked by men,
God gives the call to obey;
We can submit to holy Writ,
And walk the length of the way.
With no excuse from heaven to loose
The least of God’s command,
We live the light by daily fight,
And on the truth we stand.
Not bulls and goats with slitted throats
Can cleanse a distant soul,
But Jesus’ blood from Calvary’s flood
Can make a sinner whole.
I-AM can save, and from the grave
Raise men both small and great;
In Christ we rest, and go well dressed
With robes of righteous weight.
—J. Randal Matheny, UPLift Positive Living