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Resigned when storms of sorrow lower,

My soul shall meet Thy will. 6 My lifted eye without a tear,

The lowering storm shall see;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear,
Because it rests on Thee.

HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS. 1786.

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:

ZEAL AND COURAGE.

1161 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go

forward.—Exod. 14. 15.
1 NORW

! ,
Steps and voices joined ;
Seek the things before us,

Not a look behind :
Burns the fiery pillar

At our army's head;
Who shall dream of shrinking,

By our Captain led ?
Forward through the desert,

Through the toil and fight:
Canaan lies before us,

Zion beams with light.
2 Forward, flock of Jesus,

Salt of all the earth;
Till each yearning purpose

Spring to glorious birth :
Sick, they ask for healing,

Blind, they grope for day;
Pour upon the nations

Wisdom's loving ray:

Forward, out of error,

Leave behind the night;
Forward through the darkness,

Forward into light.
3 Glories upon glories

Hath our God prepared,
By the souls that love Him

One day to be shared :
Eye hath not beheld them;

Ear hath never heard;
Nor of these hath uttered

Thought or speech a word;
Forward, ever forward,

Clad in armour bright;
Till the veil be lifted,

Till our faith be sight.
4 Far o'er yon

horizon
Rise the city towers,
Where our God abideth;

That fair home is ours !
Flash the streets with jasper,

Shine the gates with gold;
Flows the gladdening river

Shedding joys untold:
Thither, onward thither,

In the Spirit's might:
Pilgrims, to your country,
Forward into light.

DEAN ALFORD. 1865.

1162 Let us not sice7 as do others, but let us watch

and be sober. - 1 Thess. 5. 6.

1 MHRISTIAN! seek not yet repose,

Thou art in the midst of foes ;

Watch and pray.
2 Principalities and powers,

Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for thy unguarded hours ;

Watch and pray.
3 Gird thy heavenly armour on,

Wear it every night and day
Ambushed lies the evil onė;

Watch and prày.
4 Hear the victors who o'ercame;

Still they mark each warrior's way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,

Watch and pray.
5 Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,

Him thou lovest to obey:
Hide within thy heart His word,

Watch and pray.
6 Watch, as if on that alone

Hung the issue of the day;
Pray that help may be sent down;
Watch and pray.

C. ELLIOTT. 1842.

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1163 Stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, de

strong.-1 Cor. 16. 13.
STAND up stand up for Jesus'

Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner;

It must not suffer loss :
From victory unto victory

His army shall He lead,

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Till every foe is vanquished

And Christ is Lord indeed.
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 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.

GEO. DUFFIELD. 1858.

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1164 Press toward the mark for the prize,

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Phil. 3. 14.
NWARD, Christian soldiers,

Marching as to war,
Looking unto Jesus,

Who is gone before.

Thou art in the midst of foes ;

Watch and pray.
2 Principalities and powers,

Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for thy unguarded hours;

Watch and pray.
3 Gird thy heavenly armour on,

Wear it every night and day
Ambushed lies the evil one;

Watch and pray
4 Hear the victors who o'ercame;

Still they mark each warrior's way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,

Watch and pray.
5 Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,

Him thou lovest to obey :
Hide within thy heart His word,

Watch and pray.
6 Watch, as if on that alone

Hung the issue of the day;
Pray that help may be sent down;
Watch and pray.

C. ELLIOTT. 1842.

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