Hymns for the Church on Earth: Being Three Hundred Hymns and Spiritual Songs (for the Most Part of Modern Date)

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A.D.F. Randolph, 1867 - Hymns, English - 432 pages

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Page 81 - Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee: E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me; Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to Thee.
Page 59 - Renew my will from day to day, Blend it with Thine, and take away All that now makes it hard to say,
Page 25 - JUST as I am, without one plea. But that thy blood was shed for me, And that thou bid'st me come to thee, O Lamb of God ! I come...
Page 419 - Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies: Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!
Page 184 - I ask Thee for the daily strength, To none that ask denied, And a mind to blend with outward life While keeping at Thy side ; Content to fill a little space, If Thou be glorified.
Page 65 - And, fainting, I mistrust Thy grace, Then, Saviour, plead for me. 3 When I have erred and gone astray Afar from Thine and wisdom's way, And see no glimmering, guiding ray, Still, Saviour, plead for me. 4 When Satan, by my sins made bold, Strives from Thy cross to loose my hold.
Page 82 - I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee. 3 There let the way appear Steps unto heaven; All that Thou sendest me In mercy given, Angels to beckon me Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee.
Page 185 - There are briars besetting every path That call for patient care ; There is a cross in every lot, And an earnest need for prayer ; But a lowly heart that leans on Thee Is happy anywhere. In a service which thy will appoints, There are no bonds for me ; For my inmost heart is taught ' the truth ' That makes thy children ' free ;' And a life of self-renouncing love Is a life of liberty.
Page 126 - I am nearer home to-day Than I ever have been before ; Nearer my Father's house, Where the many mansions be ; Nearer the great white throne, Nearer the crystal sea ; Nearer the bound of life, Where we lay our burdens down ; Nearer leaving the cross, Nearer gaining the crown...
Page 135 - O, labor on ; spend and be spent, — Thy joy to do the Father's will ; It is the way the Master went ; Should not the servant tread it still...

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