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Fly to the throne of grace,
Fight the good fight ye ransom'd throng,
Fear not your num'rous foes,
Great God, send down thy pow'r,
YE heav'n-bound soldiers all,
Ye saints redeem'd with blood,
On your great Leader call,
And nobly fight for God:
Arise, proclaim your Captain's fame,
The troops of hell must fly,
Before heav'n's glorious King;
Then on his arm rely,
And he'll deliv'rance bring;
Then you'll proclaim your Captain's fame
May we in ev'ry storm,
And put them all to flight;
Then we'll proclaim our Captain's fame, And loudly sing his conqu'ring name.
May we pursue the fight,
In Jesu's strength alone, "Till the great Prince of Light, Give's the eternal crown; Then we'll proclaim our Captain's fame, And loudly sing his conqu'ring name.
350. Good Works. L. M.
IN vain men talk of living faith,
The true believer fears the Lord,
A barren tree, that bears no fruit,
Never did men by faith divine
The christian works with all his power,
351. Faith without Works is dead.
When Christ the Judge shall come,
To render each his due,
He'll deal thy deeds their righteous doom, And set thy works in view.
Food to the hungry give; Give to the thirsty drink: To follow Christ is to believe; Dead faith is but to think.
The man that loves the Lord,
The dead professor counts
His faith to action seldom mounts;
But words engender strife:
Trust in the Lord alone for life,
352. Blessed is the Man that endureth Temptation. 148.
AND must it, Lord, be so?
Such soul perplexing fear?
Daily we groan
But know not what we mean;
Shall guilty man complain?
Finish, dear Lord, what is begun;
353. The Paradox. 11. 9.
How strange is the course that a christian
How perplex'd is the path we must tread! The hope of his happiness rises from fear; And his life he receives from the dead. His fairest pretensions must wholly be way'd, And his best resolutions be cross'd; Nor can he expect to be perfectly sav'd, Till he find himself utterly lost.
When all this is done, and his heart is assur'd Of the total remission of sins;
When his pardon is sign'd, and his peace is procur'd,
From that moment his conflict begins.
354. The Outcasts of Israel. 8. 8. 6.
By sinners and by saints withstood;
Tho' faithful Abr'am us reject,
Thou art our Father; and thy name
On that we build our hope,