from The Valley of Vision
When I am discouraged in my ministry
and full of doubts about my self,
fasten me upon the rock of thy eternal election,
then my hands will not hang down,
and I shall have hope for myself and others.
Thou dost know thy people by name,
and wilt at the appointed season
lead them out of a natural to a gracious state
by thy effectual calling.
This is the ground of my salvation,
the object of my desire,
the motive of my ministry.