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The grave has lost its power;
My soul, forget thy woes.
Widely he'll spread his grace abroad,
And safely guide a world to God....

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HYMN 307. 81. L. M. [#]

Faith in God.

1 GOD is our Refuge and Defence, In trouble our unfailing Aid; Secure in his omnipotence,

What foe can make our soul afraid? Yea, though the earth's foundations rock,

And mountains down the gulf be hurled, His people smile amid the shock;

They look beyond this transient world.

2 Thither let fervent faith aspire;

Our treasure and our heart be there; O for a seraph's wing of fire

No, on the mightier wings of prayer,, We reach at once that last retreat,


And, ranged among the ransomed throng, with the elders at his feet.


name alone inspires their song., 2 The world on, our spirits droop, And did thy heaven to breathe; My tongue broke out ill stoop, And sung surprising nen beneath.

Come to thy living temples, then,
As in the ancient times appear;
Let earth be paradise again,
And man, O God, thine image here.

HYMN 308. L. M. [#]
We walk by Faith, not by Sight.

1 'Tis by the faith of joys to come

We walk through deserts dark as night; Till we arrive at heaven, our home,

Faith is our guide and truth our light. 2 The want of sight she well supplies;

She makes the pearly gates appear;
Far into distant worlds she pries,

And brings eternal glories near.

3 Cheerful we tread the desert through, While faith receives a heavenly ray, Though lions roar, and tempests blow,

And rocks and dangers fill the way.

4 So Abram, by divine command,

Left his own house to walk with God: His faith beheld the promised land,

And fired his zeal along the road.

HYMN 309. C. M. [#]

Vision of Faith.

1 HIGH on the mountain's towering head, While darkness veils the sky,

Faith stands, and, through the stormy cloud, Directs her anxious eye.

2/Amidst the gloom, the welcome rays
With cheering lustre shine,
And open to her ardent gaze
A world of bliss divine.

3 The yawning gulf, that howled beneath, Has ceased its angry roar,

The surging waves have spent their force, And died upon the shore.

4 Far in the distance faith beholds
A flood of heavenly light,
Now spreads her pinions, and directs
To heaven her ardent flight.

5 Far, far beyond this nether world,
Where sin and sorrow grow,
She seeks and finds that endless rest,
Where joys unceasing flow.

HYMN 310. S. M. [#]
Living by Faith.

1 By faith may Jesus dwell
In our believing hearts;
While he that love which none can tell,
In streams of grace, imparts.

2 Then may we comprehend,
With all the saints in light,
And see his boundless grace extend,
And know its depth and height.

3 Then, filled with every grace,

From strength to strength we'll go,
While Jesus shows his smiling face
In every scene of wo.

4 Soon we shall victors be,

And crowns of glory wear;
In endless peace our Captain see,
And dwell forever there.

HYMN 311. C. M. [#]
Living Faith.

1 MISTAKEN Souls, that dream of heaven,
And make their empty boast
Of inward joys, and sins forgiven,
While they are slaves to lust!

2 Vain are our fancies, airy flights,
If faith be cold and dead;
None but a living power unites
To Christ, the living Head.
3 "Tis faith that purifies the heart;
"Tis faith that works by love;
That bids all sinful joys depart,
And lifts the thoughts above.

4 This faith shall every fear control,
By its celestial power;
With holy triumph fill the soul,
In death's approaching hour.

HYMN 312. L. M. [#]

Victorious Faith.

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1 AWAKE, our souls; away, our fears; Let every trembling thought be gone; Awake, and run the heavenly race,

And put a cheerful courage on,

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2 True, 'tis a strait and thorny road,
And mortal spirits tire and faint;
But they forget the mighty God,
Who feeds the strength of every saint.

3 From thee, the overflowing Spring,
Believers drink a fresh supply,
While such as trust their native strength
Shall melt away, and droop, and die.
4 Swift as an eagle cuts the air,

We'll mount aloft to thine abode;
On wings of love to Jesus fly,

Nor tire amidst the heavenly road.

HYMN 313. C. M. [#]

Power of Faith.

1 FAITH adds new charms to earthly bliss,
And saves us from its snares;
Its aid in every duty brings,
And softens all our cares.

2 It quells the raging flames of sin,
And lights the sacred fire

Of love to God and heavenly things,
And feeds the pure desire.

3 The wounded conscience knows its power The healing balm to give;

That balm the saddest heart can cheer,
And make the dying live.

4 Wide it unveils celestial worlds,
Where deathless pleasures reign;
And bids us seek our portion there,
Nor bids us seek in vain.

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