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6 Though death and dangers fly,

Like lightning from the skies;
He that believes shall never die;

Faith must obtain the prize.
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“We walk by faith, not by sight.”—2 Cor. v. 7. Why should a pilgrim grope within,

And judge by what he feels?
A loathsome stench of death and sin

No consolation yields.
2 Corruptions, base and foul as hell,

May vex and tease the soul;
But Jesus' blood its rage can quell,

And make the conscience whole. 3 I have no life, no light, no love,

No truth nor righteousness,
That God, my Father, can approve,

Or justice can caress, 4 But what I have in Christ, my Head,

And grace on me bestows;
My life with Christ in God is hid,

And he'll redress my woes. 5 In this dear Christ I all things have;

Why should I yield to fear?
All that a living soul can crave,

Is richly treasured here.
6 In him I stand completely just;

His heart is my abode;
Though in myself, at best, but dust,

In him I've power with God.

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S. M. “The just shall live by faith."—Heb. x. 38.

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All blessings that a God can give,

In Christ most richly dwell.
By faith in Jesus' blood,

The just shall live indeed: ,
Shall have a settled peace with God,

And from their sins be freed.
When sense and reason fail,

And all things dark appear,
By faith, the just shall say, 'Tis well,

Jehovah will appear.
If providence should frown,

And crosses still increase;
By faith, the just shall live and own
God their salvation is.
By faith in Christ, as God,
As Prophet, Priest, and King;
The just shall live, and live to prove,

That death has lost its sting.
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“Rejoice in the Lord."- Hab. iii. 18.
Let saints lift up their hearts,

And, with a cheerful voice,
The wonders of their King proclaim,

And in the Lord rejoice.
Whatever be thy frame,
Though dark and cold as ice,

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Unite with sons of earth,

And take a servant's place?
Be slaves to sin and Satan too?

Forget to keep their Lord in view? 4 Forbid it, mighty God!

Preserve us in thy fear;
Uphold with staff and rod,

And guard from every snare:
Teach us to walk with Christ in view,

And honour him in all we do. 5 Increase our faith and love,

And make us watch and pray;
O fix our souls above,

Nor let us ever stray;
Dear Lord, do thou our strength renew,
Aud lead us on with Christ in view.

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« Walk in love."-Eph. v. 2.
LORD, we fain would walk in love,
But, alas! how slow we move;
Pride, that haughty monster, pride,

Often makes us start aside. 2 Lamb of God, thy power make known;

Sweetly draw and we will run;
Make our love to thee and thine,

Like the sun at noon-day shine. 3 As the purchase of thy blood,

May we seek each other's good;
And be it our great concern,
Thee to view, of thee to learn.

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4 May we mourn with those that mourn;

Make each other's cause our own;
Ever keeping this in mind,

We are to each other join'd.
5 Flesh of flesh, and bone of bone;

With the King of glory one;
Of one body each a part,

Jesus, make us one in heart.
6 King of kings, enthroned above,

Come and shed abroad thy love;
Fill us with that source of joy,
Which can never, never cloy.
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Panting for Christ.-Ps. xlii. 1.
PRECIOUS Jesus! Friend of sinners!

We, as such, to thee draw near; Let thy Spirit now dwell in us, And with love our souls inspire;

Fill, O fill us With that love which casts out fear. 2 Matchless Saviour! let us view thee,

As the Lord our righteousness; Cause each soul to cleave unto thee, Come, and with thy presence bless;

Dear Immanuel,
Feast us with thy sovereign grace.
3 Open now thy precious treasure;

Let the blessings freely flow;
Give to each a gracious measure,
Of thy glory here below;

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Loving Bridegroom, 'Tis thyself we want to know. 4 [Come, and claim us as thy portion,

And let us lay claim to thee; Leave us not to empty notion, But from bondage set us free;

King of glory!
We would live and reign with thee.]
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Changeableness.-Ps. xxxviii. 5.
LORD, I freely would confess,
I am all unrighteousness;
Base and vile, from head to feet;

Full of pride and self-conceit. 2 [When thy presence I enjoy,

I can say, My God is nigh:
And with holy wonder tell,

Thou, dear Lord, dost all things well.] 3 When deliverance thou hast wrought,

I can of thy wonders talk,
And too often proudly say,

Nothing more shall me dismay.
4 [When, by faith, I view my Lord

Bathed in agonies and blood,
I with joy his love repeat,

Sink to nothing at his feet.]
5 But, alas! how soon I stand,

At a distance unconcern'd;
And the trifles of a day
Almost carry me away.

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