Ask you what inflames my soul,

What consumes my passion whole?

What inspires my longing heart?

Who alone can zeal impart?

Jesus Christ, my savior!

 

Who can take my load of sin?

Who can make me pure within?

Who can bear the dreadful curse,

Pay the price for sins perverse?

Jesus Christ, my savior!

 

Who can give my conscience rest?

Who provides full righteousness?

Who can give me lasting peace,

Causing all my guilt to cease?

Jesus Christ, my savior!

 

Who is he that keeps my soul?

Who shall take me to my goal?

Who secures my destined plan?

Who shall guide me to that land?

Jesus Christ, my savior!

 

Christ it is who stirs my heart!

He bids all my fears depart!

Christ who died, the sinner’s friend —

He shall keep me to the end!

Jesus Christ, my savior!

By Fred G. Zaspel (2003). Written in response to Johann Schwedler’s “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know?”

Fred Zaspel (Ph.D., Free University of Amsterdam) is pastor at the Reformed Baptist Church of Franconia, PA. He is also Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA. He is the author of The Theology of B.B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary  and Warfield on the Christian Life: Living in Light of the Gospel.