56*. Vain Is the Thought of Man

S.M.
1
Vain is the thought of man
 
To merit heaven by prayer;
 
'Tis only Jesus' precious blood
 
Can give admission there.
2
Could ceaseless prayers ascend,
 
Could tears forever flow;
 
The soul were still unblest, unsaved,
 
And peace could never know.
3
But faith's one look at Christ
 
Expiring on the tree—
 
One heart-believing glance at Him,
 
Can set the sinner free.
4
None can, without the blood
 
Of Jesus, be forgiven;
 
'Tis resting on the blood alone
 
That fits the soul for heaven.