I know I am saved; I have met the conditions
Of God's blessed and holy word;
But now I see for the righteous dead,
And I am resting and trusting in the Lord.
It has often been said that we are so uncertain
Concerning a future state;
We grope here below, and can never know,
Until eternity decides our fate.
But I bless God today for a "know so" salvation
Which He has vouchsafed to me.
I know I believed, and I know I received
Redemption, rich, full and free.
I know I am a child of the God of Heaven;
His Spirit, and His word agree,
With the work wrought within, the cleansing from sin,
The witness He has given to me.
No power but of God could have given the knowledge
That gladdens my heart today;
I am a child of the King, and His praises I will sing
Hallelujah! I have found the Bible way.
--Ida M. Roberts
Source: Crittenden Record-Press. (Marion, Ky.), March 20, 1913, Image 3 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.