HYMN DAY! “New Life in Christ” by John W. Peterson isn’t a centuries-old hymn. It was considered contemporary when I was a kid. *wink* But I’ve always loved the chorus. If it’s unfamiliar to you, you can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eq1JJCDnHI
1. 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!
2. Brighter the journey each day,
Tho there is much to dismay;
Heaven awaits – Bright pearly gates,
There at the end of the way. [CHORUS]
3. 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. [CHORUS]