The Impregnable Confidence of A Christian

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast... Heb.6.17-9


A sovereign Protector I have,

Unseen yet for ever at hand,

Unchangeably faithful to save,

Almighty to rule and command.

He smiles and my comforts abound;

His grace as the dew shall descend;

And walls of salvation surround

The soul He delights to defend.


Inspirer and Hearer of prayer,

Thou Shepherd and Guardian of Thine,

My all to Thy covenant care

I sleeping and waking resign.

If Thou art my Shield and my Sun,

The night is no darkness to me;

And fast as my moments roll on,

They bring me but nearer to Thee.


Kind Author, and ground of my hope,

Thee, Thee, for my God I avow;

My glad Ebenezer set up,

And own Thou hast helped me till now.

I muse on the years that are past,

Wherein my defence Thou hast proved;

Nor wilt Thou relinquish at last

A sinner so signally loved!

Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-78)



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