In a worship service in which I recently participated, we sang this beautiful hymn by Charles Wesley. I believe it was my first time to be acquainted with it and the words struck me powerfully. Too little thought is given, and too few messages and songs are devoted, to the marvelous and gospel-centering truth that salvation now and forever is found only in the substitution of Christ on the cross, for sinners.
Not only will our human flesh and hearts one day fail, but even the earth itself will one day die: “the earth shall soon dissolve like snow.” Not only is each human life temporary, but all life on this earth will soon be finished. When Jesus comes again as righteous judge, he will fold up the heavens and earth like a garment and put it away.