This is a more recent hymn, written by a contemporary composer, John W. Peterson, but I’ve always loved it. “New Life in Christ” speaks truth!
Gone is the guilt of my sin,
Peace is now reigning within;
Since I believed, pardon received,
Happy, so happy I’ve been!
New Life in Christ! Abundant and free!
What glories shine, what joys are mine,
What wondrous blessings I see!
My past with its sin,
The searching and strife,
Forever gone, there’s a bright new dawn!
For in Christ I have found New Life!
Brighter the journey each day,
Tho there is much to dismay;
Heaven awaits – Bright pearly gates,
There at the end of the way.
Come with your sin-burdened heart,
Christ will his cleansing impart;
He will forgive – in him you’ll live,
O how the joy bells will start.