Reckon yourselves to be truly dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ, Jesus, our Lord. Romans 6:11
Words: Horatius Bonar, Hymns of the Nativity, and Other Pieces (London: James Nisbet, 1879), pages 31–32.
Dead unto sin through Him who died,
Who rose, and has gone up on high;
Through Him I live to righteousness,
Through Him to God I am brought nigh.
O Holy Spirit, shed abroad
In me the love and peace of God.
Dead unto self through Him who died,
And dying broke the chains of sin,
I rise to run the glorious race,
And the eternal prize to win.
Dead to the law through Him who died,
In whom the law fulfilled I see;
Through whom I in that law delight,
Its righteousness fulfilled in me.
Dead to the world through Him who died,
Nailed with my Lord to yonder tree;
Now am I crucified to it,
And it is crucified to me.
Dead to the flesh through Him who died,
Our trust in it has passed away;
We worship in the Spirit now,
Free to rejoice and to obey.