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Strong in the strength which God supplies,

Through his eternal Son;
Strong in the Lord of hosts,

And in his mighty power;
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts,

Is more than conqueror.
2 Stand then, in his great might,

With all his strength endued ;
And take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God:
To keep your armour bright,

Attend with constant care,
Still walking in your Captain's sight,

And watching unto prayer.
3 From strength to strength go on,

Wrestle, and fight, and pray;
Tread all the powers of darkness down,

And win the well-fought day:
Still let the Spirit cry,

In all his soldiers, “Come!”
Till Christ the Saviour shall draw nigh,

And take the conquerors home. 216. BE OF GOOD COURAGE.

7.6. Morning Light-Berne-Bonchurch. 1 Stand up! stand up for Jesus!

Ye soldiers of the cross;

Lift high his royal banner,

It must not suffer loss :
From vict'ry unto vict’ry,
His
army

shall he lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,

And Christ is Lord indeed.

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2 Stand up! stand up for Jesus !

The trumpet-call obey ;
Forth to the mighty conflict,

In this his glorious day:
Ye that are men, now serve him,

Against unnumbered foes;
Your courage rise with danger,

And strength to strength oppose. 3 Stand up! stand up for Jesus !

Stand in his strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you;

Ye dare not trust your own :
Put on the gospel armour,

And, watching unto prayer,
Where duty calls, or danger,

Be never wanting there.
4 Stand up! stand up for Jesus!

The strife will not be long; This day the noise of battle,

The next the victor's song:

To him that overcometh,

A crown of life shall be ; He with the King of glory

Shall reign eternally. 217. PERSEVERANCE.

C. M. Irish-Abingdon or Halijax-Loughton. 1 Rejoice, believer, in the Lord,

Who makes your cause his own; The hope that's built upon his word

Can ne'er be overthrown.
2 Though many foes beset your road,

And feeble is your arm,
Your life is hid with Christ in God,

Beyond the reach of harm.
3 Weak as you are, you shall not faint,

Or fainting shall not die;
Jesus, the strength of every saint,

Will aid you from on high. 4 Though sometimes unperceived by sense,

Faith sees him always near,
A guide, a glory, a defence,

Then what have you to fear? 5 As surely as he overcame,

And triumphed once for you;
So surely you that love his name,

Shall triumph in him too.

218.

S. M. A LITTLE WHILE.

double. Waterbrook. 1 A few more years shall roll,

A few more seasons come
And we shall be with those that rest,

Asleep within the tomb.
Then, O my Lord, prepare

My soul for that great day;
O wash me in thy precious blood,
And take

my
sins

away.
2 A few more suns shall set

O’er these dark hills of time;
And we shall be where suns are not,

A far serener clime.

Then, O my Lord, prepare, &c. 3 A few more storms shall beat

On this wild rocky shore; And we shall be where tempests cease,

And surges swell no more.

Then, O my Lord, prepare, &c. 4 A few more struggles here,

A few more partings o'er,
A few more toils, a few more tears,

And we shall weep no more.

Then, O my Lord, prepare, &c. 5 "Tis but a little while

And he shall come again,

Who died that we might live, and lives

That we with him might reign.
Then, O my Lord, prepare

My soul for that glad day;
O wash me in thy precious blood,

And take my sins away.
219.
SELF-ACQUAINTANCE.

C.M. HuntingtowerManchester-Messiah. 1 Dear Lord! accept a sinful heart,

Which of itself complains,
And mourns, with much and frequent

smart,

The evil it contains.
2 There fiery seeds of anger lurk,

Which often hurt my frame;
And wait but for the tempter's work,

To fan them to a flame. 3 Legality holds out a bribe

To purchase life from thee;
And discontent would fain prescribe

How thou shalt deal with me.
4 While unbelief withstands thy grace,

And puts the mercy by :
Presumption, with a brow of brass,

Says “Give me, or I die.”

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