1 Our faithful God makes plans which cannot fail.
He loves his own, and to himself he calls them.
He knows their past and future in detail.
His present help makes only good surround them.
The works of time, which his pure being spans,
are in his hands.
2 A royal Savior's throne will be secure
through every change of manners and opinion.
His arm is mighty, powerful and sure;
it wields the Spirit's sword in faith's dominion.
A royal Savior's lips speak love which lo!
disarms the foe.
3 The Holy Spirit guides the holy church
into the secret plans of grace: her future.
He leads to truth by prompting folk to search
and find what God has been revealing through her.
The gospel leaven works from land to land
at God's command.