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6 Though death and dangers fly,
Like lightning from the skies;
Faith must obtain the prize.
“We walk by faith, not by sight.”—2 Cor. v. 7. Why should a pilgrim grope within,
And judge by what he feels?
No consolation yields.
May vex and tease the soul;
And make the conscience whole. 3 I have no life, no light, no love,
No truth nor righteousness,
Or justice can caress, 4 But what I have in Christ, my Head,
And grace on me bestows;
And he'll redress my woes. 5 In this dear Christ I all things have;
Why should I yield to fear?
Is richly treasured here.
His heart is my abode;
In him I've power with God.
S. M. “The just shall live by faith."—Heb. x. 38.
All blessings that a God can give,
In Christ most richly dwell.
The just shall live indeed: ,
And from their sins be freed.
And all things dark appear,
Jehovah will appear.
And crosses still increase;
That death has lost its sting.
“Rejoice in the Lord."- Hab. iii. 18.
And, with a cheerful voice,
And in the Lord rejoice.
Unite with sons of earth,
And take a servant's place?
Forget to keep their Lord in view? 4 Forbid it, mighty God!
Preserve us in thy fear;
And guard from every snare:
And honour him in all we do. 5 Increase our faith and love,
And make us watch and pray;
Nor let us ever stray;
« Walk in love."-Eph. v. 2.
Often makes us start aside. 2 Lamb of God, thy power make known;
Sweetly draw and we will run;
Like the sun at noon-day shine. 3 As the purchase of thy blood,
May we seek each other's good;
8. 7. 4.
4 May we mourn with those that mourn;
Make each other's cause our own;
We are to each other join'd.
With the King of glory one;
Jesus, make us one in heart.
Come and shed abroad thy love;
Panting for Christ.-Ps. xlii. 1.
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;
Let the blessings freely flow;
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!
Changeableness.-Ps. xxxviii. 5.
Full of pride and self-conceit. 2 [When thy presence I enjoy,
I can say, My God is nigh:
Thou, dear Lord, dost all things well.] 3 When deliverance thou hast wrought,
I can of thy wonders talk,
Nothing more shall me dismay.
Bathed in agonies and blood,
Sink to nothing at his feet.]
At a distance unconcern'd;