What Think Ye of Christ

(1) What think ye of Christ is the test,

To try both your state and your scheme.

You cannot be right in the rest

Unless you think rightly of Him,

As Jesus appears to your view,

As He is beloved or not,

So God is disposed toward you,

And mercy or wrath is your lot.


(2) Some take Him a creature to be,

A man or an angel at most:

Sure these have not feelings like me,

Nor know themselves a wretched and lost;

So guilty, so helpless am I,

I durst not confide in His blood,

Nor on His protection rely,

Unless I were sure He is God.


(3) Some call Him a Savior in word,

but mix their own words with His plan;

and hope He His help will afford,

when they have done all that they can.

If doings prove rather too light,

A little they own they may fail,

They purpose to make up full weight

By casting His name in the scale.


(4) Some style Him the pearl of great price
And say He’s the fountain of joys,
Yet feast upon folly and vice,
And cleave to this world and its toys.
Like Judas, the Savior they hire.
And while they salute Him betray;
Ah, what will professions like this
Arouse in His terrible day?