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I gave, I gave My life for thee, What hast thou given for Me?
I left, I left it all for thee, Hast thou left aught for Me?

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JESUS, I COME TO THEE.

68. & 4s. MRS. FANNY JANE (CROSBY) VAN ALSTYNE, (1823- ) William James Kirkpatrick, (1838–

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Oh, be not far from me; Lord, let me cling to Thee, On-ly to Thee.

Copyright, 1884, by John J. Hood.

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NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE.

68. 4s. MRS. SARAH FLOWER ADAMS, (1805–1848) 1841. 1 Nearer, my God, to Thee!

3 There let the way appear, Nearer to Thee!

Steps unto heaven;
E'en though it be a cross

All that Thou sendest me,
That raiseth me;

In mercy given;
Still all my song shall be:

Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee!

Nearer, my God, to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!

Nearer to Thee! 2 Though, like the wanderer,

4 Then, with my waking thoughts The sun gone down,

Bright with Thy praise,
Darkness be over me,

Out of my stony griefs
My rest a stone:

Bethel I'll raise;
Yet in my dreams I'd be

So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee!

Nearer, my God, to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!

Nearer to Thee!

CHRISTIAN WARFARE.

148

THE SON OF GOD GOES FORTH TO WAR.

“All Saints." (Cutler.) C. M. D. (First Tune.) BP. REGINALD HEBER, (1783–1826) 1827.

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) 1872.

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His blood - red ban ner streams a far; Who fol- lows in His . Who saw his Mas - ter in the sky, And called on Him to Twelve val - iant saints, their hope they knew, And mocked the cross and

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He prayed for them that did the wrong: Who fol-lows in His train?
They howed their necks the death to feel: Who fol-lows in their train?

O God, to us may grace be given To fol- low in their train. A-men.

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THE SON OF GOD GOES FORTH TO WAR.

“Lambeth.” C. M. (Second Tune.) BP. REGINALD HEBER, (1783—1826) pb. 1827.

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And mocked the cross and flame.
6 They met the tyrant's brandished steel,

The lion's gory mane;
They bowed their necks the death to feel:

Who follows in their train?

7 A noble army, men and boys,

The matron and the maid,
Around the Savior's throne rejoice,

In robes of light arrayed.
8 They climbed the steep ascent of heaven

Through peril, toil, and pain :
O God, to us may grace be given

To follow in their train.

AM I A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS ?

149

C. M. REV. ISAAC WATTS, (1674-1748) 1723. 1 Am I a soldier of the cross,

4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign ; A follower of the Lamb ?

Increase my courage, Lord !
And shall I fear to own His cause,

I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Or blush to speak His name?

Supported by Thy word. 2 Must I be carried to the skies,

5 Thy saints, in all this glorious war, On flowery beds of ease,

Shall conquer, though they die; While others fought to win the prize, They view the triumph from afar, And sailed through bloody seas?

And seize it with their eye. 3 Are there no foes for me to face?

6 When that illustrious day shall rise, Must I not stem the flood ?

And all Thy armies shine
Is this vile world a friend to grace,

In robes of victory through the skies,
To help me on to God ?

The glory shall be Thine.

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O, WE ARE VOLUNTEERS.
"Courage."

George Frederick Root, (1820-1895)

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