The Message of Faith

Listen, my heart, to the message
That only hearts understand;
For the depth to the depth is calling
From a far and distant land.

Attend the voice of salvation,
Heard in our land afresh;
For God’s eternal tenderness
Is throbbing in our flesh.

This is the greatest gift ever
Bestowed or ever received,
Beyond what any creature
Desired or conceived.

This is God’s mustard seed on earth
This is the mystical leaven,
This is the priceless, precious stone
By which we purchase heaven.