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CONFERENCE AND PRAYER MEETINGS,

AND FOR

SOCIAL AND PRIVATE DEVOTION.

* Praise ye the Lord."

TENTH EDITION-REVISED AND AMENDED

DOVER:

PUBLISHED BY THE FREE-WILL BAPTIST PRINTING

ESTABLISHMENT.

WM. BURR, PRINTER

1851.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the

year 1847, by the Free-will Baptist Printing Establishment, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of New Hampshire.

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1 AM

C. M.
M I a soldier of the cross,

A follower of the Lamb ?
And shall I fear to own his cause,

Or blush to speak his pame?

2 Must I be carried to the skies

On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,

And sailed through bloody seas?

3 Are there no foes for me to face?

Must I not stem the flood ?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,

To help me on to God?

4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign !

Increase my courage, Lord !
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,

Supported by thy word.

5 Thy saints in all this glorious war,

Shall conquer, though they die;
They view the triumph from afar

And seize it with their eye,

6 When that illustrious day shall rise,

And all thy armies shine,
In robes of victory through the skies--

The glory shall be thine.

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N evil long I took delight,

Unawed by shame or fear;
Till a new object struck my sight,

And stopp'd my wild career. 2 I saw one hanging on a tree,

In agonies and blood;
Who fix'd his languid eyes on me,

As near his cross I stood.
3 Sure never to my latest breath

Can I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with his death,

Though not a word he spoke. 4 My conscience felt and owned the guilt,

And plunged me in despair;
I saw my sins his blood had spilt,

And help'd to nail him there.
5 A second look he gave, which said,

"I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid ;

I die, that thou may'st live."

6 Thus while his death my sin displays

In all its blackest hue,
Such are the mysteries of his grace,

It seals a pardon too.

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