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1: A Little Child and Weaned

1. 
A little child and weaned,
Upon its mother’s knee,
A loving mother’s mind and will,
Is all it needs to see.
 
2. 
How peacefully it rests,
That tender loving child,
The silent tears of pleasure fall,
To see it reconciled.
 
3. 
O, soul of mine be still,
And learn this lesson well;
The souls thus weaned and quietened
In peace with Jesus dwell.
 
4. 
Within the heart resigned,
God shall His will reveal
O’er thy whole being thou shalt find,
The peace of Heaven steal.
 
5. 
God claims the right divine,
To mould and form the will:
Until its chief delight shall be,
His pleasure to fulfill.
 
6. 
O, soul of mine take heed,
Shun not the chast’ning rod,
All labour is entirely vain,
Unless you work with God.
 
7. 
The haughty heart and mind,
The lofty eyes brought low,
Would humbly seek the mind of God,
And nothing else would do.
 
8. 
In Israel’s God I hope,
From henceforth evermore,
With willing heart and mind I shall,
His will obey, adore.
 
9. 
’Tis all I ask, beloved,
A heart and mind set free,
As turns the needle to the pole,
To follow after me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ John Zundle
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
First line→ A little child and weaned,

2: A Little While to Bear the Cross

1. 
A little while to bear the cross,
And share with Christ reproach and loss,
To face the world, its scorn and frown,
Before we lay our armour down.
 
Chorus
Our little while will soon be gone;
For us eternity will dawn;
Redeem the time, O watch and pray!
Labour for Jesus while you may.
 
2. 
A little while to fight the fight,
Strong in His strength and Spirit’s might;
The Lord is on our side, and we,
Through Him, shall gain the victory.
 
3. 
A little while the course to run,
And then eternity begun;
We’ll see His face and share His bliss,
Receive the crown of righteousness.
 
4. 
A little while the faith to keep,
And on the mountains seek His sheep,
His precious gospel to proclaim,
And glorify the Master’s name.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas. H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ A little while to bear the cross,
Chorus→ Our little while will soon be gone;

3: Abide in God’s Most Holy Will

1. 
Abide in God’s most holy will,
Let nothing tempt you to depart,
Obedient, confident and still,
Serve Him with undivided heart.
 
Chorus
Make room for Him whose name is Love,
And let His mind and will control.
Grace brought your Saviour from above,
To pay the ransom for your soul.
 
2. 
Let all His choice and will be thine,
Sustain you in the wilderness,
For Jesus sake earth’s joys decline,
He is your crown and righteousness.
 
3. 
The way of life unfaltering,
Still follow on as Jesus leads,
Obey His voice unquestioning,
For you He lives and intercedes.
 
4. 
Abide in Him thou shalt prevail,
Cast not away your confidence,
His promises shall never fail,
How great will be your confidence.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ A. Lee
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Lacrima
First line→ Abide in God’s most holy will,
Chorus→ Make room for Him whose name is Love,

4: Abide in Him

1. 
Abide in Him, with patience run the race;
To overcome, the Lord will give you grace.
 
2. 
Abide in Him when tempted by the wrong;
Keep firm and true: the weak in Him are strong.
 
3. 
Abide in Him when trials press you sore:
His grace will prove sufficient o’er and o’er.
 
4. 
Abide in Him, the cross for Him endure;
And make your calling and election sure.
 
5. 
Abide in Him, though others turn aside;
The living branch will in the vine abide.
 
6. 
Abide in Him, obedient to His will;
His purpose in your life He will fulfil.
 
7. 
Abide in Him, consider Him alone
And let Him rule your heart and take the throne.
 
8. 
Abide in Him, continue to the end,
The Shepherd true will all His sheep defend.
 
9. 
Oh let Him not bestow His grace in vain,
Abide in Him, until He comes again.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ G. T. Caldbeck Arr: C. J. Vincent
meter→ 10, 10
tune→ Pax Tecum
First line→ Abide in Him, with patience run the race;

5: Afar From all the World Apart

1. 
Afar from all the world apart,
Within the temple of my heart,
I worship God,
My feet shall follow all the way,
My Saviour trod till endless day,
Breaks on my view.
 
2. 
With prayers and fastings day and night,
To serve Him now my chief delight,
My sole employ,
For one unworthy it is meet,
That I should fall and kiss His feet,
And weep for joy.
 
3. 
He gave His all so willingly,
He sacrificed His life for me,
That I might live,
My every ransomed power I bring
To honour and to serve my King,
My life I give.
 
4. 
From Him I never shall depart,
His love has sealed me on His heart,
For evermore,
O, blessed joy when I shall see
His face and serve eternally,
His will adore.
 
5. 
O service true for ever blest,
To cease from self in God to rest,
And let His will,
Accomplish all His work begun,
Until the image of His Son,
My soul shall bear.
 
6. 
With prayers and fastings I shall serve,
And from His service never swerve,
Sustained by grace,
My highest joy to give my all,
Till with adoring hosts I fall,
Before His face.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 4, 8, 8, 4
First line→ Afar from all the world apart,

6: All My Springs Arise in Jesus

1. 
All my springs arise in Jesus,
He my inmost need supplies,
Satisfies my heart’s deep longings,
Quells the fears which oft arise.
I sit down beneath His shadow,
Resting there with great delight;
Sweet refreshing in His presence,
Songs He giveth in the night.
Sweet refreshing in His presence,
Songs He giveth in the night.
 
2. 
All my springs arise in Jesus,
Love empow’rs the highest choice;
Though I sleep, my heart awaketh
At the sound of His dear voice.
Come to me, my Wellbeloved
Gloom departs when Thou art near
Source and fount of living waters,
Joy and health and hope and cheer.
Source and fount of living waters,
Joy and health and hope and cheer.
 
3. 
All my springs arise in Jesus,
I have found Him whom I love;
He has kindly looked upon me,
Fixed my heart on things above.
He is chief among ten thousand,
My Redeemer, Saviour, Friend;
In His eyes I have found favour,
Loved with love which knows no end.
In His eyes I have found favour,
Loved with love which knows no end.
 
4. 
All my springs arise in Jesus,
In His favour there is life;
In His wondrous love abiding,
There is rest from sin and strife.
He will keep me free from evil
Till the dawn of endless day;
I shall see Him in His beauty
When the shadows flee away.
I shall see Him in His beauty
When the shadows flee away.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ All my springs arise in Jesus,

7: All My Life I Yield to Jesus

1. 
All my life I yield to Jesus,
As an offering glad and free:
Under His control and guidance,
Henceforth I desire to be.
 
Chorus
Keep me free, Keep me free,
Free to spend my life for Thee.
 
2. 
All my life I yield to Jesus,
He will keep me by His power.
In the time of fiery trial
He will be my strength and tower.
 
3. 
All my life I yield to Jesus,
He will keep me in the way
Undefiled to serve Him only,
By His grace from day to day.
 
4. 
All my life I yield to Jesus,
I will trust His love and grace.
In His mercy stand before Him,
Serve Him in the Holy place.
 
5. 
All my life I yield to Jesus,
All my powers and all my will.
I will labour for His glory
And His righteous law fulfill.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. B. Bradbury (altered)
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 7
tune→ Geshem
First line→ All my life I yield to Jesus,
Chorus→ Keep me free, Keep me free,

8: All that Thou Sayest

1. 
All that Thou sayest I will do.
My Master and my God.
In this surrendered heart of mine.
Thy love now shed abroad.
Let love constrain me to obey,
Thy word of counsel now alway.
 
2. 
All that Thou sayest I will do.
With grateful heart and mind.
I’ll follow on, forsaking all,
And leave myself behind,
Thy faithful servant I will be,
To serve one Master only Thee.
 
3. 
All that Thou sayest I will do.
Moved by Thy love Divine;
Thy will shall overpower my will,
And make it wholly Thine.
Work Thou in me Thou Holy One,
Let Thine own will in me be done.
 
4. 
All that Thou sayest I will do.
Obeying from my heart.
Thy voice Thy word most willingly,
I’ll choose the better part.
O, let Thy will be done in me,
Reign now and reign eternally .
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
First line→ All that Thou sayest I will do.

9: Alone, Yes All Alone I Struggle On

1. 
Alone, yes all alone
I struggle on,
Heartsore, footsore, wearied,
Strength almost gone,
Who, who shall hear my cry,
Man’s help is vain,
None careth for my soul,
None feels my pain.
 
2. 
Alone, yet not alone,
Sorrow and dread,
Compass me round about,
On this I’m fed,
Nothing to soothe my heart,
No balm to heal,
Overwhelmed by weakness,
No one to feel.
 
3. 
Alone, yet not alone,
Hope lends her ray,
Shining in friendliness,
O’er life’s dark way,
Faith whispers tenderly,
Faint not, but pray,
Thy God will be with thee,
With thee alway.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 4, 6, 4, 6, 4, 6, 4
First line→ Alone, yes all alone

10: Alone With Jesus in the Secret Place

1. 
Alone with Jesus in the secret place
My soul delights to dwell;
The hunger of my heart is satisfied,
He speaks and all is well.
How calm and peaceful is the rest He gives,
And every voice is still.
In silence deep within that fair retreat
I learn His Holy will.
 
2. 
No friend like Him can sympathize and feel
His heart can understand,
Those blessed feet have marked the rugged path
Across the desert land.
That face so marred still beams with tender love
His chosen souls to lead.
And for His ransomed ones He ever lives
At God’s right hand to plead.
 
3. 
Deep calleth unto deep my prayers ascend
Like incense to His Throne,
God’s heart is moved to meet my every need,
While waiting there alone.
In bliss profound within the holiest
My will is lost in Thine.
I fall to worship at Thy pierced feet
Impelled by love divine.
 
4. 
The God of grace and truth is near my side
His voice so still and clear
Within that sacred place alone with Him
Is music in my ear.
The spirit of His truth He there imparts,
It fills my inmost soul.
Myself and former things forgotten now
All cares on Him I roll.
 
5. 
My heart possessed, my life controlled by God,
Purposed to do His will,
Against the world the flesh and devil is
Thus made invincible.
No powers can shake the tranquil mind that’s stayed
On the eternal one.
In perfect harmony with Him they go
Until the race is run.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 6, 10, 6, 10, 6, 10, 6
First line→ Alone with Jesus in the secret place

11: Another Day is Ended

1. 
Another day is ended,
How soon it passed away,
Another day has ended,
Which shortens my brief stay;
I too must end my journey,
My pilgrimage must cease,
’Tis nought the toil and conflict,
If but the end is peace.
 
2. 
See how the shadows lengthen,
The night is coming on,
All nations now are slumb’ring,
The night will soon be gone;
The darkness will surround me,
Hush, hush, my soul be still;
There’s light beyond this bound’ry,
It gleams on yonder hill.
 
3. 
I close my eyes in slumber–
I sigh, ’tis not a moan;
An unseen hand sustains me–
I know I’m not alone;
I rest, I cannot help it,
Unconscious of the night–
I wake, the sun is shining;
How radiant is its light.
 
4. 
Eternal is the morning–
I rise to sin no more;
Immortal life’s my portion,
On Heaven’s blissful shore:
The night of sorrow ended–
My earthly race is run,
My mortal life is finished,
My life has just begun.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chrétien d’Urhan
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Rutherford
First line→ Another day is ended,

12: Another Step, Oh, Faint Not

1. 
Another step, Oh, faint not by the way,
Remember Jesus said we ought to pray,
The prayer of faith will heal your weary soul,
The eye of faith can see the heav’nly goal.
 
2. 
Another step, my Saviour is ahead,
The path He went; thy willing feet must tread,
Then follow in His footsteps faithfully,
Eternal glory is awaiting thee.
 
3. 
Another step, thy Saviour’s welcome voice
Shall bid thy soul forevermore rejoice,
The desert past; the patient watchings o’er,
The former things shall trouble thee no more.
 
4. 
Another step, His pleasure to fulfill,
Another step according to His will,
Another step to finish in the race,
And then the joy of home– thy Saviour’s face.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Loys Bourgeois (attr.)
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Toulon [was Old 124th (abridged)]
First line→ Another step, Oh, faint not by the way,

13: Arise, Thou Sun of Righteousness

1. 
Arise! thou Sun of righteousness
With healing in thy wings;
Flood all my soul, and fill my heart,
And touch the secret springs
That I may worship and adore,
With raptured saints above;
Who laud and praise thy holy Name,
In pure and perfect love.
 
2. 
Arise! thou Sun of righteousness
Let thy life giving rays;
Pierce through the gloom, dispel the night,
And lead me in thy ways,
Thou source and fount of purest life,
Draw me, that I may be
Set free from sin, self found no more,
Lost, swallowed up in Thee.
 
3. 
Arise! thou Sun of righteousness
Arise, no more go down;
Thy gentleness shall make me great,
Thy lovingkindness crown:
Keep thou the vineyard of my soul,
I would the world should know,
Though black, but comely, I am thine,
The sun hath made me so.
 
4. 
Arise! thou Sun of righteousness
In all thy glory shine;
And by thy mighty power transform,
This willing heart of mine:
My mother’s children then shall see
Thy life in me begun;
In Thee, made perfect and complete,
My centre and my sun.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. M. Bonnar (arr)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ Arise! thou Sun of righteousness

14: Are You Oft Discouraged

1. 
Are you oft discouraged,
Sore oppressed within,
When you lose the vict’ry
Which you fain would win,
Haste away to Jesus
Though your doubts pursue,
Power He will impart to you.
 
Chorus
Let His power now work in you,
Permeate you through and through,
Keep you ever faithful,
Strong, courageous, true,
Let His power now work in you.
 
2. 
Tell Him all your sorrows,
Shattered hopes and fears,
He was sore afflicted
And will surely hear,
Wearied well nigh fainting
He will strength renew
Power He will impart to you.
 
3. 
He like you was tempted
And in all points tried,
Tender is His mercy
You won’t be denied,
Every fiery trial
He will bring you through,
Power He will impart to you.
 
4. 
Satan’s power resisting
God will take your part,
He will cleanse you daily
Keep you pure in heart,
His Eternal glory
Ever keep in view,
Power He will impart to you.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 7, 7, 7, 6, 5, 7
First line→ Are you oft discouraged,
Chorus→ Let His power now work in you,

15: Another Day in Which to Prove

1. 
Another day in which to prove,
A Father’s love and tender care;
He will impart sufficient grace,
As patiently the cross we bear.
 
2. 
Another day to face the foe,
Strong in His strength and spirit’s might;
In armour clad with shield of faith,
We put our enemies to flight.
 
3. 
Another day in which to strive
And hope the mastery to gain;
The life of self to mortify,
And let the Saviour rule and reign.
 
4. 
Another day in which to live,
And prove the riches of His grace;
The poor and contrite heart is meet,
To be the Master’s dwelling place.
 
5. 
Another day of grace is mine,
To sit and learn at Jesus’ feet:
His work within my heart begun,
He will continue and complete.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. S. Nickel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Canaan’s Land
First line→ Another day in which to prove,

16: As You Journey Home

1. 
As you journey home with Jesus,
On the heavenly manna fed,
Let your heart go out to others:
With the hungry share your bread.
 
Chorus
Break your bread with hand unsparing,
Rich the harvest you shall reap;
Prove your heartfelt love for Jesus:
Feed His lambs and feed His sheep.
 
2. 
Are you bearing fruit for Jesus,
Or a cumberer of the ground?
Those who seek to succour many,
Rich in fruitfulness abound.
 
3. 
“Give, it shall to you be given”–
Prove this golden rule and see,
Well pressed down and running over,
Thus the Lord will give to thee.
 
4. 
Let your life be one of service
In the Master’s harvest field,
Sacrificed for Him unsparing;
Rich and sure will be the yield.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Knowles Shaw
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ As you journey home with Jesus,
Chorus→ Break your bread with hand unsparing,

17: Be Not Silent, O My Saviour

1. 
Be not silent, O my Saviour,
Let me hear Thy tender voice,
Look upon me now with favour,
Speak and bid my soul rejoice.
 
Chorus
Be not silent, O my Saviour,
All my soul I now outpour,
Speak to me, O God of Israel,
Speak that I may love Thee more.
 
2. 
Let me see Thy face, Lord Jesus,
Meet Thy kind and loving eye,
Over power and fill my being
With Thy love that cannot die.
 
3. 
Be not silent, O my Saviour,
Speak, Thy word shall quicken me,
Feed my soul and clear my vision,
Strength impart to follow Thee.
 
4. 
Be not silent, O my Saviour,
Speak, and touch my stony heart,
Soften and subdue my spirit,
Grace and gentleness impart.
 
5. 
Be not silent, O my Saviour,
This I earnestly implore,
Let Thy love, in me abounding,
Teach me how to love Thee more.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Be not silent, O my Saviour,
Chorus→ Be not silent, O my Saviour,

18: Be it Unto me Lord Jesus

1. 
Be it unto me Lord Jesus,
Just according to Thy Word.
I would be the empty vessel,
That Thy name might be adored,
Dwell within me by Thy Spirit,
Keep me sanctified and still,
Doing only Thy good pleasure,
Yielding to Thy Holy Will.
 
2. 
May I never grieve Thy Spirit
Thou hast sealed me as Thine own,
Keep me spirit, soul and body,
Thine and only Thine alone,
Free from every power of evil,
Daily under Thy control,
Planted by the Living Waters,
Prospering within my soul.
 
3. 
Lord when heart and flesh would fail me,
May I prove Thee near my side
Be my strength and habitation,
Shepherd, Counsellor and guide,
’Mid the scenes of desolation,
Earthly lusts on every hand,
Lead me on a pilgrim stranger,
Safely through the desert land.
 
4. 
We have no abiding city,
None beneath the glowing sun.
Soon our days of toil and labour
For the Master will be done,
All our night of grief and sorrow,
Care and pain will pass away,
And with Jesus in the glory,
We shall dwell in perfect day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bliss
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Be it unto me Lord Jesus,

18: Be it Unto me Lord Jesus

1. 
Be it unto me Lord Jesus,
Just according to Thy Word.
I would be the empty vessel,
That Thy name might be adored,
Dwell within me by Thy Spirit,
Keep me sanctified and still,
Doing only Thy good pleasure,
Yielding to Thy Holy Will.
Doing only Thy good pleasure,
Yielding to Thy Holy Will.
 
2. 
May I never grieve Thy Spirit
Thou hast sealed me as Thine own,
Keep me spirit, soul and body,
Thine and only Thine alone,
Free from every power of evil,
Daily under Thy control,
Planted by the Living Waters,
Prospering within my soul.
Planted by the Living Waters,
Prospering within my soul.
 
3. 
Lord when heart and flesh would fail me,
May I prove Thee near my side
Be my strength and habitation,
Shepherd, Counsellor and guide,
’Mid the scenes of desolation,
Earthly lusts on every hand,
Lead me on a pilgrim stranger,
Safely through the desert land.
Lead me on a pilgrim stranger,
Safely through the desert land.
 
4. 
We have no abiding city,
None beneath the glowing sun.
Soon our days of toil and labour
For the Master will be done,
All our night of grief and sorrow,
Care and pain will pass away,
And with Jesus in the glory,
We shall dwell in perfect day.
And with Jesus in the glory,
We shall dwell in perfect day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7

19: Be Still and Know That I am God

1. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Cease from thyself and sin.
In silence wait and thou shalt hear,
God’s still small voice within.
 
2. 
Be still and know that I am God,
And hearken to my voice.
In quietness and confidence,
Thy soul shall then rejoice.
 
3. 
Be still and know that I am God,
In stillness thou art blest.
Thy restless soul would intervene,
And keep thee from Gods rest.
 
4. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Let light and glory shine.
On Thy dark heart and thou shalt know,
That life which is divine.
 
5. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Though doubts and fears dismay.
Cleave solely to the God of truth,
Thy refuge strength and stay.
 
6. 
Be still and know that I am God,
When fierce temptations try,
Stand fast with faith unwavering,
The Lord of Hosts is nigh.
 
7. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Fear not, the subtle foes,
Wait patiently, rest in the Lord,
In deep, profound repose.
 
8. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Steady and fixed thy will
With humble heart subdued and meek,
God’s purpose to fulfill.
 
9. 
Be still and know that I am God,
’Tis but a just demand,
Passive, forgetful of thyself,
Stir not beneath God’s hand.
 
10. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Keep silent O, my soul,
Thy meat to simply yield to Him,
Pliant to His control.
 
11. 
Be still and know that I am God,
My heart, my mind, be still,
Lowly and pure, detached from all,
But God and His good will.
 
12. 
Be still and know that I am God,
And seek not to be great,
The empty vessel God will fill,
Regard Thy low estate.
 
13. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Calm, peaceful and apart,
Enclosed, concealed and hid with Him
Who dwells within thy heart.
 
14. 
Be still and know that I am God,
Abase self will and pride,
The flowers and fruits of virtue grow,
When self has truly died.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
First line→ Be still and know that I am God,

20: Be Ye Immovable

1. 
Be ye immovable, steadfast in heart,
Strength for the conflict the Lord will impart.
Great is His faithfulness; He cannot fail.
Keep on pursuing; His arm will prevail.
Keep on pursuing; His arm will prevail.
 
Chorus
Faint, yet pursuing, own no defeat;
Faint, yet pursuing, never retreat.
Jesus is anxiously watching the fray:
Keep on pursuing till close of the day.
 
2. 
Be ye immovable facing the foe,
Courage and wisdom the Lord will bestow.
War a good warfare, and cease not to fight,
Strong in the Lord and the pow’r of His might.
Strong in the Lord and the pow’r of His might.
 
3. 
Be ye immovable, quit not the field,
Trust in the Lord, and our foes then must yield.
Press on to conquer, and never gainsay,
Steadfastly minded to go all the way.
Steadfastly minded to go all the way.
 
4. 
Be ye immovable, firm to the end,
Patient endurance the Lord will extend.
Tender, compassionate, heart full of love,
Faithful the One interceding above.
Faithful the One interceding above.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10
First line→ Be ye immovable, steadfast in heart,
Chorus→ Faint, yet pursuing, own no defeat;

21: Behold the King of Love

1. 
Behold the King of Love
At your heart’s door;
His gracious, holy will
Resist no more.
 
Chorus
He lingers, oh, He lingers,
By your side He lingers;
Admit the King of Glory
To dwell with you.
 
2. 
Oh, love surpassing sweet,
So long to wait!
His grace, how rich and free,
Exceeding great!
 
3. 
Forsaken of His God,
He drank the gall;
His deathless love, how strong!–
It claims your all.
 
4. 
His love can never fail;
O trust Him now;
To all His heart demands,
In silence bow.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ R. Lowry
meter→ 6, 4, 6, 4, 7, 6, 7, 4
tune→ Need
First line→ Behold the King of Love
Chorus→ He lingers, oh, He lingers,

22: Behold the Lamb of God

1. 
Behold the Lamb of God
Who came to this dark world of sin,
He opened wide the gate of Heav’n
That we might enter in.
 
2. 
Behold the Lamb of God
Who died upon the cruel tree,
His hands, His feet, His wounded side
Proclaim His love for thee.
 
3. 
Behold the Lamb of God
Arose triumphant from the grave,
He saves unto the uttermost,
He ever lives to save.
 
4. 
Behold the Lamb of God
Shall come to judge the quick and dead,
Then where, Oh where, shall you appear
When Heav’n and earth are fled.
 
5. 
Behold the Lamb of God
Who pleads before the Father’s throne,
Oh say, will you be found in Him
Saved by His blood alone?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Asa Hull
meter→ 6, 8, 8, 6
tune→ Abney
First line→ Behold the Lamb of God

23: Before the Throne my Saviour Stands

1. 
Before the throne my Saviour stands,
By faith I see Him pleading there,
My heart is softened and subdued,
To see His constant gracious care.
 
2. 
For all Thy tenderness and love,
What shall I render Saviour mine,
All Thou hast purchased with Thy blood,
Shall be forever wholly Thine.
 
3. 
Thy tender mercies over all,
My heart and spirit shall incline,
That I may see and understand,
The magnitude of love divine.
 
4. 
How great the love that tasted death,
And drank that awful cup for me,
God’s wrath appeased was swallowed up,
My soul is justified and free.
 
5. 
God’s justice fully satisfied,
My Saviour’s sprinkled blood I see,
Is speaking, cannot be denied,
Before the Throne continually.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Mainzer
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Mainzer
First line→ Before the throne my Saviour stands,

24: Bow Down My Inmost Soul

1. 
Bow down my inmost soul,
And gratefully adore.
The Lamb of God who died for Thee,
Now lives forever more.
 
2. 
I know He intercedes,
At God’s right hand for me.
He pleads my cause with His own blood,
Affirming I am free.
 
3. 
My sins are washed away,
I rest on holy ground.
O let my love and gratitude,
Continually abound.
 
4. 
Accepted now in Him,
My soul shall live in peace.
The incense of my heartfelt praise,
To Him shall never cease.
 
5. 
The cloud has been removed,
I bear my sins no more.
My heart is reconciled to God,
My banishment is o’er.
 
6. 
The blood of sprinkling speaks,
The Sinless One has died,
God’s awful wrath is now appeased,
His justice satisfied.
 
7. 
In all humility,
O, heart of mine be still,
And learn in quiet confidence,
God’s righteous Holy will.
 
8. 
How can I comprehend,
The greatness of His love,
He gave His love that I might gain,
A home in Heaven above.
 
9. 
I shall behold His face,
His glory I shall see,
My joy to serve and bear His name,
When time has ceased to be.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Hans Georg Nägeli
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
tune→ Dennis
First line→ Bow down my inmost soul,

25: Blessed Words, “Found in the Spirit”

1. 
Blessed words, “Found in the Spirit,”
On that barren, lonely shore;
Blest his ear, thrice blest his vision,
Blest indeed for evermore.
 
2. 
Nothing can dissolve the union,
None can separate or part
When the spirit joins with Spirit,
And the heart beats true with heart.
 
3. 
Blessed, those who in the spirit,
’Mid scenes dark and desolate,
Are found ready, waiting, serving,
High and noble their estate.
 
4. 
Blest the reader, blest the hearer,
Those who shall observe and do;
Keep their first love ever burning,
And their Master’s will in view.
 
5. 
Blessed record God has given,
Of His well beloved Son;
Blessed those who keep His sayings,
Till the crown of life is won.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ St. Oswald or St. Ambrose
First line→ Blessed words, “Found in the Spirit,”

26: Bow Down Thine Ear

1. 
Bow down Thine ear to me:
No place of rest is nigh;
O Lamb of God, I come to Thee;
In mercy hear my cry.
 
2. 
Bow down Thine ear to me:
My heart is sore oppressed;
I come to Thee in all my sin;
I come and long for rest.
 
3. 
Long in the desert ways
My feet have loved to roam;
The dreary waste I leave behind
And turn to Thee and home.
 
4. 
Earth’s passing pleasures vain,
How soon they fade and die!
I sought for bread, but found a stone,
Which could not satisfy.
 
5. 
The darkness gathers round:
Forsake me not, I pray;
A humble, contrite heart I bring;
O turn me not away.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Hans Georg Nägeli
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
tune→ Dennis
First line→ Bow down Thine ear to me:

27: Body, Soul and Spirit, Unreservedly

1. 
Body, soul and spirit,
Unreservedly
All my powers and being
I resign to Thee,
Nothing now withholding,
Till Thy work is done,
Let Thy power unhindered
Make me like Thy Son.
 
2. 
Let the powers of darkness
Evermore oppose,
Subtle and deceitful
Hard and cruel foes,
Ruthless and relentless,
Seek to claim my heart.
In Thy lovingkindness
Bid them all depart.
 
3. 
All the works of Satan
In my mind destroy,
In Thy holy service
All my powers employ,
Father, Son and Spirit,
Marshalled by Thy grace
Keep me ever faithful,
In the lowly place.
 
4. 
Truth cannot be broken,
Jesus for my sin
Gave Himself a ransom.
Now I enter in,
Into God’s own presence,
Where my Saviour pleads,
Full of grace and mercy,
He supplies my needs.
 
5. 
Truth which cannot perish,
Neither change nor fail,
Dwell in me for ever
O’er my foes prevail.
Then in countless conflicts
I shall surely win,
Since the “More than Conqueror”
Is enthroned within.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ C. H. Forrest
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5
tune→ Heart of Jesus
First line→ Body, soul and spirit,

28: Body, Spirit, Soul, Lord Jesus

1. 
Body, spirit, soul, Lord Jesus,
Unreservedly
I commit without gainsaying,
Wholly unto Thee,
I am Thine since Thou hast bought me,
With Thy sacred blood,
O how great the ransom given,
Sinless Son of God.
 
2. 
I can never comprehend it,
That my Lord should die,
O, the boundless love which brought Him,
From His home on high
His great heart was moved with pity,
For the sons of men
Dead to God that He might raise them,
Up to life again.
 
3. 
In unutterable anguish,
Did that no man could,
To appease God’s wrath forever,
Interposed His blood,
None may know how great the sorrow,
When the Saviour died:
All God’s highest sense of justice,
Fully satisfied.
 
4. 
In undying deep compassion,
Spotless without blame,
Tasting death, hell’s utmost fury,
On the cross of shame,
See God’s Holy One forsaken,
Silent Heaven above,
Conquering hell’s eternal darkness,
With Almighty love.
 
5. 
“It is finished,” hear the victor,
Loudly now proclaim,
Love has triumphed, life is given,
In the Saviour’s name,
Lord Thy tender love has broken
Down my stubborn heart,
Love’s unfailing bond now binds us,
Never more to part.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. S.
meter→ 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5
First line→ Body, spirit, soul, Lord Jesus,

29: By Night I Sought With Wearied Mind

1. 
By night I sought with wearied mind,
My soul’s Beloved to find;
I sought for many weary days,
In city streets, in the broad ways;
But O, I found Him not,
But O, I found Him not.
 
Chorus
Now I have found my soul’s Beloved,
I will not let Him go:
What God has joined no power can overthrow;
I will not let Him go.
 
2. 
The watchmen could not tell me why,
And so I passed them by;
’Twas but a little that I passed,
When lo! I found Him– held Him fast;
I would not let Him go,
I would not let Him go.
 
3. 
His love a most vehement flame,
All my whole being claims;
The Song of Songs is mine to sing,
Adoring Thee my Saviour, King:
I will not let Thee go,
I will not let Thee go.
 
4. 
Set as a seal upon His heart,
We never more shall part;
Nor life nor death can separate,
For love so strong, exceeding great:
He will not let me go,
He will not let me go.
 
5. 
His glorious face mine eyes shall see,
When time has ceased to be;
My joy to worship at His feet,
For evermore in Him complete,
For all eternity,
For all eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 8, 6, 6, 8, 6, 10, 6
First line→ By night I sought with wearied mind,
Chorus→ Now I have found my soul’s Beloved,

30: Called of God to Follow Jesus

1. 
Called of God to follow Jesus,
From this world of sin apart;
Walk with Him, where’er He leadeth,
Let this thought possess your heart.
Separating, sanctifying,
Cleansing from all doubt and sin;
This our hope of Life eternal,
Yielding to the Christ within.
 
2. 
Called of God to follow Jesus,
And His footsteps daily trace;
Proving that His grace eternal,
Makes us victors in the race.
All things under His subjection,
All of self now crucified;
Living for the One who bought us,
And for Him who lived and died.
 
3. 
Called of God to follow Jesus,
Seeking for the Heavenly prize;
Gain the Crown of Life eternal,
Through the strength which He supplies.
Learning in the sternest conflict,
He our all sufficiency,
Over all, through God’s anointed,
We shall gain the victory.
 
4. 
Called of God to follow Jesus,
When our race on earth is run;
When life’s day is passed forever,
And eternity begun,
We shall share His joy forever,
And with Him we then shall be,
In His Father’s Home and glory,
Satisfied eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Annie F. Q, Harrison Arr. A. W. B.
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Called of God to follow Jesus,

31: Careless Soul, the World's Redeemer

1. 
Careless soul, the world’s Redeemer
Came on earth to live for thee,
God the Father’s heart disclosing,
That you might enlightened be.
 
Chorus
O how great His tender love,
O how boundless, strong and deep,
Dying for His lambs and sheep.
 
2. 
Careless soul, behold your Saviour,
Praying in Gethsemane;
How exceeding great His sorrow,
All alone in agony.
 
3. 
Careless soul, for your transgressions
He was wounded on the tree;
Think, it pleased the Lord to bruise Him,
All for your iniquity.
 
4. 
Careless soul, in shame dishonour’d,
Crown’d with thorns He shed His blood;
Sore oppressed, He died forsaken,
All to bring you nigh to God.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7
First line→ Careless soul, the world’s Redeemer
Chorus→ O how great His tender love,

32: Christ is Coming

1. 
Christ is coming. When that day appeareth,
Shall you then among His faithful be?
Will he lay His kindly hand upon you,
Saying, “Come for I have need of thee?”
 
Chorus
Come and reap; the harvest fields are waiting.
Rise my fair one, rise and come away.
Will you hear this message from the Master,
On that bright, that glad millennium day?
 
2. 
He is coming soon to claim His chosen;
Free them from this narrow sphere of life.
Oh, what joy to reign with Him as victors:
Hushed forever is sin’s deadly strife.
 
3. 
He is coming; go ye forth to meet Him,
Soon the cry may fall upon your ear.
Be not weary, but be ever faithful,
For ye know not when He may appear.
 
4. 
Many say, “My Lord delays His coming;”
Pleasing self, they fail to see His claim.
At the end how sad will be the ’wak’ning
They shall rise to everlasting shame.
 
5. 
Are you watching for the Lord’s appearing?
Does it fill your mind, possess your heart?
Are you fearful lest you prove unworthy,
In the harvest fields to take a part?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9
First line→ Christ is coming. When that day appeareth,
Chorus→ Come and reap; the harvest fields are waiting.

33: Clad in Your Armour

1. 
Clad in your armour, firmly you stand,
Loins girt with truth at your Leader’s command;
Forth to the conflict, led by His hand,
Onward to victory go!
 
Chorus
Watching, praying, never quit the field!
Prayer prevailing, do not faint, nor yield;
Christ is your leader, faith is your shield–
Faith in the living God.
 
2. 
Sound in His statutes– truth must prevail–
Heart right and willing, you will not fail;
Feet shod and ready when foes assail,
Onward to victory go!
 
3. 
Safe with your helmet, humble in mind,
Christlike, obedient, self far behind;
God’s sword and spirit nothing can bind,
Onward to victory go!
 
4. 
Clad in your armour, whole and complete,
All prayer prevailing, who can defeat?
Faithful to Jesus, never retreat,
Onward to victory go!
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ G. F. Root
meter→ 9, 10, 9, 6, 9, 9, 9, 6
tune→ Invitation
First line→ Clad in your armour, firmly you stand,
Chorus→ Watching, praying, never quit the field!

34: Clean Through the Word

1. 
Clean through the word he has spoken,
Made clean by taking good heed;
Clean in my heart, mind and conscience,
Clean in my thought, word, and deed.
 
2. 
Purified now through His Spirit,
The Pure one, dwelling within;
Gracious, and loving, and tender,
Saving, redeeming, from sin.
 
3. 
Faithful for He who has promised
Will never that trust betray;
Faithful today, and tomorrow,
On to the end of the way.
 
4. 
True, for the truth is possessing,
The vessel, His hand hath made;
Truth that can never be broken
Nothing can make me afraid.
 
5. 
Walking each day in His statutes,
Living, His word to obey;
Guided alone by my Shepherd,
He will not lead me astray.
 
6. 
Doing my Master’s good pleasure
Onward rejoicing I go;
He is my light and Salvation,
Nought can His power o’erthrow.
 
7. 
Serving, and watching and waiting,
Seeking God’s honour and praise;
Hidden, in secret delighting,
In His most wonderful ways.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Clean through the word he has spoken,

35: Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace

1. 
Come boldly to the throne of grace,
Where mercy can be found,
Your great High Priest is waiting there,
The place of holy ground,
Come trusting in His precious blood,
And He will meet your need,
He ever lives at God’s right hand,
For you to intercede.
 
2. 
With confidence draw near and you
His mercy shall obtain,
No needy heart has ever sought
The throne of grace in vain,
His word is sure and cannot fail,
Be not of doubtful mind,
In every time of need you will
His grace and mercy find.
 
3. 
Opposing forces would distress
The timid, struggling soul,
As with sincerity of heart
They seek to reach the goal,
But there is no necessity
Nor reason for dismay,
For He who knows the tempter’s power
Will fit you for the fray.
 
4. 
In full assurance and in faith,
Approach the place of prayer
Where Jesus waits in tender love
And knows thy heart of care,
He feels for your infirmities,
And will not say you nay,
The one who suffered in the flesh
Will teach you how to pray.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ B. D. Ackley (altered)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
tune→ Take up the Tangled Strands
First line→ Come boldly to the throne of grace,

36: Come, Sing to Me of Jesus

1. 
Come, sing to me of Jesus,
The spotless Lamb of God
Who came on earth to die for me,
Redeem me by His blood.
 
Chorus
Come, sing to me of Jesus,
O, tell me of His love,
How He is interceding now
For me in heav’n above.
 
2. 
O, tell me how they nailed Him
Upon the cruel tree,
The Lamb of God must bleed and die,
That I might ransomed be.
 
3. 
O, tell me of His sorrow,
The Father hides His face,
To make atonement for my sins,
He took the sinner’s place.
 
4. 
Must Jesus die forsaken,
Was there no other way?
The sinless one must be made sin
To purge my sins away.
 
5. 
Come, sing to me of Jesus,
That I may love Him more,
Hold fast my hope and confidence,
Until this life is o’er.
 
6. 
I know that I shall see Him
In His fair home on high,
And worship Him for evermore
Where love can never die.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 7, 6, 8, 6, 7, 6, 8, 6
tune→ Alford
First line→ Come, sing to me of Jesus,
Chorus→ Come, sing to me of Jesus,

37: Come to Jesus

1. 
Come to Jesus; He is calling–
Do not linger, do not wait;
You may never see tomorrow:
Hasten ere it be too late.
 
Chorus
Hearken to the Saviour’s warning,
Ere the lamp of life grows dim;
While His heart for you is yearning,
Come to Him, O come to Him!
 
2. 
Life is only as a vapour–
It will swiftly pass away;
Here you have no certain dwelling;
Death’s cold hand you cannot stay.
 
3. 
Listen to His kind entreaty;
Come and make Him now your friend;
In the path of life He’ll lead you
Safely to your journey’s end.
 
4. 
O be reconciled to Jesus
Ere your day of grace is past
And, outside the door of mercy,
You are left to mourn at last.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Fall River
First line→ Come to Jesus; He is calling–
Chorus→ Hearken to the Saviour’s warning,

38: Come, Ye Weary, Heavy Laden

1. 
Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
There is rest for every one;
There is cleansing and forgiveness,
Freely found in God’s dear Son.
 
Chorus
He has borne your grief and sorrow,
He was laden with your sin;
It has pleas’d the Lord to bruise Him,
Your eternal soul to win.
 
2. 
On the cross for you He suffer’d.
Heavy laden, sore oppress’d;
Now He pleads with you in mercy,
“Come and find eternal rest.”
 
3. 
Know ye not that He may never,
Never plead with you again;
Should the Lord withdraw His Spirit,
All your pray’rs would be in vain.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Ira D. Sankey
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Mace
First line→ Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Chorus→ He has borne your grief and sorrow,

39: Come, Ye Weary Ones

1. 
Come, ye weary ones, to Jesus;
Come and find abiding rest;
Take His yoke and learn in meekness
That His holy will is best.
 
Chorus
Was there ever friend so tender,
One so patiently to wait?
See those hands that bear the nailprints,
Holding open mercy’s gate.
 
2. 
Jesus waits, the meek and lowly,
Full of mercy, truth and grace;
His own precious blood redeemed you;
Make your heart His dwellingplace.
 
3. 
“Come to me, my yoke is easy,”
He entreats you as a friend;
If you miss His great salvation,
Oh, what then will be your end?
 
4. 
Close your ear to reason’s whispers,
Cease to look on earth’s vain show,
Hasten now while mercy lingers,
Flee from death and endless woe.
 
5. 
Say, Oh, whither art thou going,
Pause and think, consider well,
Why will you reject the Saviour,
Choosing rather death and hell.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ S. J. Vail
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Come, ye weary ones, to Jesus;
Chorus→ Was there ever friend so tender,

40: Come to Me, O Holy Spirit

1. 
Come to me, O Holy Spirit,
Teach, O teach me how to pray;
Lead me forth to follow Jesus,
Since He is Himself the Way.
 
2. 
Come to me, O Holy Spirit,
Bid all useless thoughts depart;
Hide the truth as seen in Jesus,
Hide it deeply in my heart.
 
3. 
Come to me, O Holy Spirit,
Speak and banish nature’s strife;
Let me find my life in Jesus,
Since He is Himself the Life.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Christian Friedrich Witt
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Stuttgart
First line→ Come to me, O Holy Spirit,

41: Deep Calleth Unto Deep

1. 
Deep calleth unto deep,
Longs with intensity;
There’s nought on earth can satisfy
But Thy immensity.
 
2. 
Let but one drop of love,
Descending from on high,
Fill all my longing, inmost soul
With love which cannot die.
 
3. 
Then I am satisfied
To follow where He trod.
My Master’s lowly footsteps lead
To heav’n and home and God.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. Harker
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
tune→ Paraclete
First line→ Deep calleth unto deep,

42: Death, Stamp thy Image on the Clay

1. 
Death, stamp thy image on the clay,
Since that is all that thou canst claim.
Thou hast no power to touch or harm
Those who are sealed with Jesus name.
In humble hearts He loves to dwell,
To triumph over death and hell.
 
2. 
The resurrection and the life
Is Christ revealed within the soul.
Their life and being is in Him,
The Prince of Life who has control,
At His rebuke death must take flight,
To seek the shades of endless night.
 
3. 
Death, stamp thy image on the clay,
Since that is all that thou canst claim.
Death, thou hast lost the power to touch
Those chosen souls who bear His name,
They are the riches of His grace,
The heart of God their dwelling place.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. H. Tenney
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
tune→ Where Will You Spend Eternity?
First line→ Death, stamp thy image on the clay,

43: Deny Thyself

1. 
Deny thyself and all selfwill,
From all iniquity depart.
The triune God will come and cleanse
And dwell and reign within your heart.
 
2. 
’Tis sin alone that separates
From Him who dwells in light above.
And love, pure love alone unites
With Him whose attribute is love.
 
3. 
This love is found in God’s dear Son,
Who died upon the cross of shame
That we might see the Father’s face
And stand before Him without blame.
 
4. 
Forsaking all we find our all
In Him who consummates all strife.
Die daily, ’tis the only way
To gain the resurrection life.
 
5. 
O Lord, Thy richest grace impart,
That I may now henceforth decrease.
Let Christ alone be formed within
And evermore in me increase.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. Baker
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hesperus
First line→ Deny thyself and all selfwill,

44: Do Not Fear to Follow Jesus

1. 
Do not fear to follow Jesus:
He will lead you safely through
Every dark and dreary valley
And your failing strength renew.
 
Chorus
Do not fear to share His sorrow;
When your earthly race is run,
You will have His joy forever–
His eternal, glad “Well done.”
 
2. 
Do not cease to bear the burden,
Though the strife be fierce and long;
Still enduring, God assuring,
You will sing the conqueror’s song.
 
3. 
Do not shrink, continue with Him;
He was wounded for your sake;
Those who share in His temptations,
Of His glory will partake.
 
4. 
Seek to run the race with patience
For the everlasting prize,
Gain the crown of life immortal,
In the strength that God supplies.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geo. C. Hugg
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Anchored
First line→ Do not fear to follow Jesus:
Chorus→ Do not fear to share His sorrow;

45: Do Not Resist

1. 
Do not resist the Spirit’s gentle voice;
Jesus is waiting, make Him now your choice.
Come and evermore rejoice,
Safe in the kingdom of God.
 
Chorus
Hasten to obey, while the Spirit bids you come:
Enter the kingdom of God.
 
2. 
Heed now His voice while it is called today;
Come in His own accepted time and way;
From your heart you then can say,
“Safe in the kingdom of God.”
 
3. 
Haste, haste away! the time is flying fast;
Wait not until your day of grace is past
And you weep and wail at last,
Outside the kingdom of God.
 
4. 
Why should you let your priceless soul be lost
And then awake, too late to count the cost?–
Where the gulf cannot be crossed,
Outside the kingdom of God.
 
5. 
Death and the judgment day are drawing near,
What will you do in all your guilt and fear;
With no hope your soul to cheer,
Outside the kingdom of God.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Tullius C. O'Kane
meter→ 10, 10, 7, 7, 12, 7
First line→ Do not resist the Spirit’s gentle voice;
Chorus→ Hasten to obey, while the Spirit bids you come:

46: Behold Your Redeemer

1. 
Down from God the Father’s bosom
To this world of pain and woe,
Jesus came to dwell with sinners
So that all His love might know.
 
Chorus
Oh, behold Him, your Redeemer,
He who bought you with His blood.
Hear Him calling, “Come and follow
In the way that leads to God.”
 
2. 
Manifesting forth His glory,
Truth and wisdom in His life,
Clear and plain God’s way revealing
’Mid the darkness, sin and strife.
 
3. 
Light and life from Christ receiving,
All may do the Father’s will,
And His great eternal purpose
Daily in their lives fulfill.
 
4. 
Give your life and let the Saviour
Clothe you in His righteousness:
Nothing else will please the Father,
Nought can satisfy but this.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Grant Colfax Tullar
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Vision
First line→ Down from God the Father’s bosom
Chorus→ Oh, behold Him, your Redeemer,

47: Down in the Valley

1. 
Down in the valley where the fragrant flowers bloom,
Every grace and virtue is revealed unto me.
There I meet with Jesus and His radiant beauty see,
In the low, sweet valley of humility.
 
2. 
Down in the valley where the pure in heart now dwell,
Jesus has prepared a place of rest e’en for me.
In that place of greatness there is rest in serving Him,
In the low, sweet valley of humility.
 
3. 
Down in the valley there’s no place of straitness found,
There the love of Jesus is disclosed e’en to me.
Losing and forsaking there’s no limit found in Him,
In the low, sweet valley of humility.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Robert Lowry
meter→ 12, 12, 13, 11
tune→ Follow On
First line→ Down in the valley where the fragrant flowers bloom,

48: Draw Not Back Unto Perdition

1. 
Draw not back unto perdition,
In the Lord of life believe,
Grace to do His will with patience,
From His hand you will receive.
 
Chorus
Live by faith, means yield obedience
To God’s holy will and way,
Clear and plain revealed in Jesus,
None need stumble, none need stray.
 
2. 
Draw not back unto perdition,
Many scorn to bear His name,
Shun the cross and miss the glory,
Reaping everlasting shame.
 
3. 
Draw not back unto perdition,
Fearful of the scorners’ frown,
Glory in the cross and follow,
On to gain the victor’s crown.
 
4. 
Draw not back unto perdition,
All your cares on Jesus roll,
In God’s Holy One believing,
To the saving of your soul.
 
5. 
Draw not back unto perdition
And the way of truth deny,
Jesus came the faithful witness,
From the God who cannot lie.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ R. Lowry
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Jesus Only
First line→ Draw not back unto perdition,
Chorus→ Live by faith, means yield obedience

49: Eternal Spirit From Above

1. 
Eternal Spirit from above,
Draw near and touch my barren heart,
Quicken, refine and purify,
The riches of Thy grace impart.
 
Chorus
Oh, come, thou sevenfold Spirit, come,
So pure so changeless and divine.
Oh, come and dwell for ever more
Within this yielded heart of mine.
 
2. 
Oh, Thou who didst not spare Thy Son,
Wilt Thou in mercy condescend
And fill my soul with faith and hope,
And perfect love which knows no end.
 
3. 
To scorn and shame and painful death,
He was delivered up for all,
And Thou hast promised for His sake,
To freely give to those who call.
 
4. 
Oh, Lord, regard my low estate,
Respect my importunity,
My shame and need and helplessness,
With one accord appeal to Thee.
 
5. 
What heart can comprehend Thy love
In all its vast immensity,
Thou didst not spare of Heaven’s best,
The sinful sons of men to free.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ James M. Black
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Truest Friend (altered)
First line→ Eternal Spirit from above,
Chorus→ Oh, come, thou sevenfold Spirit, come,

50: Do Not Fear the Valley

1. 
Do not fear the valley,
Light will shine for you,
Linger not, pursue your journey,
God will bring you through.
 
2. 
Do not fear the sorrow,
This your portion now,
God would have thee like thy Master,
Humbly to Him bow.
 
3. 
Do not fear the shadow,
Nor the darkness deep,
God is faithful, He will never
Leave His lambs and sheep.
 
4. 
Do not fear the evil,
God is always near,
With His rod and staff to comfort,
Cast away your fear.
 
5. 
Do not fear the dying,
Selflove shirks the pain,
Resurrection life receiving,
Thou shalt live again.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 5, 8, 5
First line→ Do not fear the valley,

51: Eternal God, my Hope Renew

1. 
Eternal God, my hope renew
And keep me faithful, ever true.
Preserve me, spirit, body, soul,
Submissive, under Thy control.
 
2. 
Eternal God, bestow on me
A deep profound humility.
Destroy my pride, self love efface,
That I may know Thy boundless grace.
 
3. 
Eternal God, my heart incline,
To let my will be lost in Thine.
From every selfish bias free,
That Christ’s own life the world may see.
 
4. 
Eternal God, my strength and stay,
O keep me in the narrow way.
While hosts of sin against me rage,
And Satan all his powers engage.
 
5. 
Eternal God, be this my tower,
To know Christ’s resurrection power.
Help me to suffer, face the strife,
As death precedes the risen life.
 
6. 
Eternal God ,Thy love is strong,
To keep and fill my heart with song.
Thy love my theme, my vital breath,
Unfailing, changeless, strong as death.
 
7. 
Eternal God, Thy work begun,
Complete and make me like Thy Son.
That I may stand on that great day
When heav’n and earth shall pass away.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Mainzer
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Mainzer
First line→ Eternal God, my hope renew

52: Except a Corn of Wheat

1. 
Except a corn of wheat shall fall
Into the ground and die,
It must remain alone, and none
Shall benefit thereby.
 
2. 
But if it die how great the gain:
The seeming barren ground
Shall bud and blossom like the rose
And much fruit shall abound.
 
3. 
He that will love His life will lose
The glorious heav’nly prize.
He that will hate His life shall gain
The fruit that never dies.
 
4. 
If any man shall serve the Lord
Then let Him follow me,
And where I am, hid in God’s heart,
There shall my servant be.
 
5. 
My Father– He shall honour all
Who serve and freely give
Their corn of wheat to fall and die
That other souls might live.
 
6. 
O Holy Spirit, teach me now
This awful mystery.
That I must fall and I must die,
If I would fruitful be.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ C. W. Glück
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Sheltered Dale
First line→ Except a corn of wheat shall fall

53: Eternal Spirit From on High

1. 
Eternal Spirit from on high,
Descend and fill each longing heart.
The law of love and righteousness,
Of grace and truth to all impart.
 
Chorus
No love like Thine, O Lamb of God,
On earth or in the heav’ns above.
Eternal Spirit, teach us now
To dwell in God, for God is love.
 
2. 
Thou art the true and living God,
In Thee alone our souls shall boast,
God’s own anointed Holy One,
Who saves us to the uttermost.
 
3. 
Redeeming love, how great Thy power
To draw our souls from things of earth
And fix our hearts and minds upon
The joys which are of Heav’nly birth.
 
4. 
Our great Redeemer pleads His blood
Before the High Eternal Throne.
O Holy Father, sanctify
The souls redeemed by blood alone.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Mrs. Laura (Middleton) Coombs
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ Eternal Spirit from on high,
Chorus→ No love like Thine, O Lamb of God,

54: Evermore Consider Jesus

1. 
Evermore consider Jesus,
Think upon His faithful life;
This will heal your soul’s deep sorrow,
Nerve your heart to face the strife.
 
Chorus
He will never, never fail you–
God’s anointed, chosen One.
Sacrifice and suffer with Him,
Till the crown of life is won.
 
2. 
Sin in every form opposing,
Selfishness on every side,
True in heart, in mind and purpose,
Follow Him, the faithful Guide.
 
3. 
Without spot to God He offered
His pure life in sacrifice,
Gladly gave the whole burnt offering,
Precious in His Father’s eyes.
 
4. 
Live above the gloom and darkness:
Walk in God’s unclouded light.
Hate the world, its sin and folly:
Keep your garments clean and white.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Dora Boole
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Precious Saviour
First line→ Evermore consider Jesus,
Chorus→ He will never, never fail you–

55: Evermore Pressing On

1. 
Evermore pressing on with the Saviour,
Never ceasing to labour and pray,
You will soon reach the end of the journey;
Do not weary or faint by the way.
 
Chorus
Pressing on, pressing on,
Evermore seek to labour and pray;
Keep your heart and your life
On the altar of service alway.
 
2. 
Evermore pressing on, do not linger;
See, the shadows are falling around;
With the Saviour no evil can harm you,
Though the pitfalls and snares may abound.
 
3. 
Evermore pressing on in the footsteps
Of the Master who journeyed before
And the faithful who now share His glory,
Where they hunger and thirst nevermore.
 
4. 
Evermore seek the friendship of Jesus,
All your life’s little day here below;
In the glory and rest He is waiting–
Let your praises unceasingly flow.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Ira D. Sankey
meter→ 10, 9, 10, 9, 6, 9, 6, 9
First line→ Evermore pressing on with the Saviour,
Chorus→ Pressing on, pressing on,

56: Exceeding Great and Precious

1. 
Exceeding great and precious
Are the promises of God
To those who humbly follow
In the path the Saviour trod.
The riches of the living Word
Are now in Christ unsealed,
The beauty of His holiness
To honest hearts revealed.
 
2. 
Exceeding great and precious
Are the words of life divine
That come from my dear Saviour
To this thirsty heart of mine;
Then His sweet consolation
In this world of sin and strife
Will bear me on and homeward
To eternal peace and life.
 
3. 
Exceeding great and precious
Is the comfort from on high,
When fierce temptations try me,
Then my Saviour draweth nigh:
His tender words of counsel
Bring me sure and sweet release;
He fills my soul with gladness
And a deep abiding peace.
 
4. 
Exceeding great and precious
Is His, “Come to me and rest.”
He soothes my troubled spirit
When I’m weary and oppressed;
Amid the toil and conflict
He is ever by my side–
My great High Priest and Counsellor,
My faithful Friend and Guide.
 
5. 
I know that I shall see Him
When I stand on that Great Day,
When trials and afflictions
Have forever passed away;
Life’s pilgrimage is ended
And I reach the other side–
To waken in His likeness,
I shall then be satisfied.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Hugh Roberts
meter→ 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 6, 8, 6
First line→ Exceeding great and precious

57: Faithful and True are the Sayings of Jesus

1. 
Faithful and true are the sayings of Jesus,
Seek for them, hide them away in your heart,
Words of pure gold and abiding forever,
Spirit and life they will surely impart.
 
2. 
Search for the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Hidden away from the prudent and wise,
Deep in the heart of the Father eternal,
Babes shall receive them while others despise.
 
3. 
Treasures unfailing are found in the Saviour,
He who came down from our Father and God
Made full atonement. In Him now accepted,
We have redemption through His sacred blood.
 
4. 
Faithful and true are the sayings of Jesus,
Sound is the teaching that came from above,
Hearken, take heed, let it dwell in you richly,
Walking in truth and abounding in love.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 11, 10, 11, 10
First line→ Faithful and true are the sayings of Jesus,

58: Father, in Thy Mercy

1. 
Father, in Thy mercy
Hearken to my prayer;
Make Thy servant worthy
Jesus’ name to bear.
He is meek and lowly:
These great gifts impart,
That they may forever
Dwell within my heart.
 
2. 
Mourning, poor in spirit–
Cause Thy face to shine;
Open wide Thy kingdom
To this heart of mine;
Thine the power and glory,
Thine the grace I need,
Loving, serving, sowing
All my life as seed.
 
3. 
Father, at Thy footstool,
This great truth I own:
Those who fail in dying
Must remain alone.
Let the love of Jesus
In my heart now reign,
Bringing forth abundant
Fruit that will remain.
 
4. 
Gracious Holy Father,
Hear me from on high;
Teach me, like my Master,
How to fall and die;
Nought from Him withholding–
Nought I now retain–
I shall bear His image
When He comes to reign.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Henry J. E. Holmes
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5
tune→ Malling
First line→ Father, in Thy mercy

59: Father Make Me More Like Jesus

1. 
Father, make me more like Jesus
By Thy power and grace divine.
In the ways of understanding
Let my footsteps now incline.
 
Chorus
More like Jesus, tried and faithful,
He was loyal to the end.
Father make me more like Jesus,
One on whom Thou canst depend.
 
2. 
Father, make me more like Jesus,
Count me with Thy faithful few.
Thine the kingdom and the glory,
Thine the power to will and do.
 
3. 
Father, make me more like Jesus,
Ever conq’ring in the strife.
Keep me humble and obedient
As I journey on through life.
 
4. 
Father, make me more like Jesus,
For my sins He did atone.
He has suffered to redeem me,
Henceforth I am His alone.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bliss
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Father, make me more like Jesus
Chorus→ More like Jesus, tried and faithful,

60: Fear Not, My Beloved

1. 
Fear not, my beloved, abide thou with me,
The foe is pursuing thee hard,
He that is seeking thy life is seeking mine,
But with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
 
Chorus
But with me, but with me,
But with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
 
2. 
Abide thou with me, do not wander away,
’Twas for thee my visage was marred,
For the world hated me and will hate thee too,
But with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
 
3. 
Abide thou with me, there is nothing to fear,
All foes that approach are debarred,
A man’s fiercest foes his own household shall be,
But with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
 
4. 
When friends they entice me I will not consent,
My Saviour I cannot discard,
For me He has trodden the winepress alone,
And with Him I shall be in safeguard.
 
5. 
I’ll go with the Lamb wheresoever He leads,
And gaze on the brow for me scarred.
But of weakness made strong to sing the new song,
Evermore, evermore in safeguard.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bliss
meter→ 11, 8, 11, 9, 6, 9
First line→ Fear not, my beloved, abide thou with me,
Chorus→ But with me, but with me,

61: Fear Not, O soul, I am Thy Shield

1. 
Fear not, O soul, I am Thy shield
And thy exceeding great reward.
Let this assure thy confidence,
And rest of heart to thee afford.
 
2. 
I am the great Almighty One,
My words of truth shall never fail.
Although thine enemies are strong,
Have faith in me, thou shalt prevail.
 
3. 
Walk thou before me, keep thy ways,
And serve me now with perfect heart.
Hold fast to thine integrity,
Strong in the Lord to take thy part.
 
4. 
The mighty powers of self and sin,
And Satan’s host shall sure assail.
Thy soul shall feel the tempter’s power,
And oft infirmities bewail.
 
5. 
My chosen ones are tried as gold
To purge away all earthly dross,
The furnace heat must be applied
To save them from eternal loss.
 
6. 
Fear not, beloved, I am thy shield,
O, let thy choice and will accord
With Mine and I shall surely be
Thine own exceeding great reward.
 
7. 
God is my shield, I will not fear,
On His sure word I can depend,
The love which claims and binds me now
Shall keep me steadfast to the end.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Peter Ritter
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hursley
First line→ Fear not, O soul, I am Thy shield

62: Fellow Pilgrims as You Journey

1. 
Fellow pilgrims, as you journey,
Do not cease to pray.
Watch and wait each fleeting moment,
Every passing day;
Dwelling now with God the Father
In the secret place.
Oh, redeem the time, beloved,
Seek His Truth and Grace.
 
2. 
Countless dangers are around you,
Hosts of sin are nigh,
Pray for strength to face the conflict,
God will hear your cry.
Jesus trod this selfsame pathway,
He will be your guide,
Though unseen, He’s always present,
Ever by your side.
 
3. 
Follow where the Master leadeth,
Do not shun the cross,
Suff’ring comes to save His chosen
From eternal loss,
Take thy cross and bear with patience
All that comes from God,
Cheerfully resigned and humble,
Love the chast’ning rod.
 
4. 
Faint not when the Lord rebukes thee,
Thou art still His child,
He would have thee like Thy Master,
Lowly, meek and mild,
God is anxious to accomplish
His own work begun,
And conform you to the image
Of His own Dear Son.
 
5. 
Flee your carnal mind and reason,
Jesus is your life;
Guided by His mind and Spirit,
Face the daily strife,
Let Him rule the mighty Conq’ror,
Let His life control,
Jesus will preserve you blameless,
Body, spirit, soul.
 
6. 
Self forsaking and forgetting,
Childlike weaned and still,
He will clothe you with His beauty
Your whole being fill,
Satisfy your ardent longings,
Meet your soul’s deep need,
Thus rejoicing in His freedom,
Thou art free indeed.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. S.
meter→ 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5
First line→ Fellow pilgrims, as you journey,

63: Fellow Pilgrims, God is Calling

1. 
Fellow pilgrims, God is calling
In His tenderness and grace;
Always set the Lord before you,
His own blessed footprints trace.
Whom have you in heav’n but Jesus?
There is none on earth beside;
Loved with love so true and tender,
His redeemed and chosen Bride.
 
Chorus
Do not rest on your attainments,
Keep the full reward in view.
Know ye not that God’s high calling,
Is His Son revealed in you?
 
2. 
Fellow pilgrims, run with patience,
Shun the sin of unbelief;
When the powers of darkness gather,
God will surely send relief.
Think how God remembered Jesus,
By His side an angel stood
To uphold Him in His suff’ring,
Still resisting unto blood.
 
3. 
Fellow pilgrims, pressing forward,
Do not lose your full reward;
Seek to gain the heav’nly birthright
God has promised in His word.
Heirs of God, conformed to Jesus,
O! how great the glorious prize!
Know that every other image,
God will surely then despise.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Albert B. Simpson
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Fellow pilgrims, God is calling
Chorus→ Do not rest on your attainments,

64: Fix Your Single Eye on Jesus

1. 
Fix your single eye on Jesus,
Gaze on Him with motive pure,
Let His light dispel your darkness
And the path of life ensure.
 
2. 
In your holy contemplation,
Fix your heart on Christ alone,
Self and every sin denouncing,
He will claim you as His own.
 
3. 
Christ, God’s Holy one anointed,
Is well pleasing unto God.
Is your heart now wholly yielded?
Let His love be shed abroad.
 
4. 
Light and life and true salvation
You will find in Him complete,.
Let His Spirit breathe upon you,
Sit in silence at His feet.
 
5. 
While your heart is filled with gladness,
Drinking in His truth divine,
Heark’ning to His Holy counsel,
Claim and make His precepts thine.
 
6. 
Let your love be pure and simple
In the temple of your heart,
Learning from the lips of Jesus
How to choose the better part.
 
7. 
Let there be no reservation.
Give and God shall give to thee,
In thy quiet heart surrendered,
His salvation thou shalt see.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geo. C. Stebbins
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Fix your single eye on Jesus,

65: Follow the Lamb Where E’er He Goes

1. 
Follow the Lamb where e’er He goes,
He will not lead astray.
Keep yielded to His Holy will,
His gracious words obey.
 
2. 
Follow the Lamb, the shame despise,
Bearing His worthy name.
Before a world He died to save,
Kept spotless without blame.
 
3. 
Follow the Lamb and yield your all,
In word and thought and deed.
He’ll save you to the uttermost,
He lives to intercede.
 
4. 
Follow the Lamb and let His mind
Be in you and control,
Preserve and keep you all His own,
Your spirit, body, soul.
 
5. 
Follow the Lamb, in Him abide,
The source and fount of life.
Nurtured and fed, strong in His grace,
To conquer in the strife.
 
6. 
Follow the Lamb, resign your will,
To Him, the undefiled,
And He will save you from the snare,
When oft by sin beguiled.
 
7. 
Follow the Lamb, and let Him choose,
His choice is always best.
Riches and wisdom He will give,
With perfect peace and rest.
 
8. 
Follow the Lamb, obey His voice
Which speaks so loud within,
And in His strength deny, forsake,
Self love and inbred sin.
 
9. 
Follow the Lamb, with virgin heart,
Cleansed in the Saviour’s blood,
Made white and tried, with motive pure,
To serve and honour God.
 
10. 
Follow the Lamb, His own redeemed,
And learn the victor’s song–
Of triumph over every foe,
With all the blood washed throng.
 
11. 
Follow the Lamb, forsake and lose
Thy life and thou shalt gain
An hundredfold and life divine,
With Christ Thy King to reign.
 
12. 
Follow the Lamb, His first and best,
His chosen and His own,
Bearing His image, free from guile,
Faultless before His Throne.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
First line→ Follow the Lamb where e’er He goes,

66: From God the Father’s Loving Heart

1. 
From God the Father’s loving heart
The Saviour came to dwell on earth,
The inn no shelter could afford,
A stable was His place of birth,
In tenderness He sought His own,
His Father’s loved and chosen seed,
Those who revered His written word,
The word incarnate would not heed.
 
2. 
He opened wide the door of life,
Yet they refused to enter in,
Despised His counsel while He wept
To see them still go on in sin,
Revealing all the Father’s mind,
Fulfilling all His righteous will,
His gracious and convincing words,
They set at nought, refused Him still.
 
3. 
Where all His mighty works were done,
Their hearts still destitute of love,
They would affirm His origin
Was from beneath, not from above,
That voice from heaven they refused,
God’s Holy One despised, denied.
A robber was His people’s choice,
The Lord of life they crucified.
 
4. 
While hanging on the cross of shame,
His heart still pleaded for His own,
Forgive them Father, Oh, forgive,
My blood shall for their sins atone
Love’s mighty sacrifice divine,
Its length and breadth and depth and height,
Eclipsed the golden orb of day
And changed its brightness into night.
 
5. 
The rocks were rent, the dead arose
When He expired upon the tree,
O’er all the powers of death and hell,
Love conquered, triumphed gloriously,
No power could hold the sinless one,
Love set Him free from death’s embrace.
As prince and Saviour now enthroned,
He pleads before His Father’s face.
 
6. 
His blood avails, God’s awful wrath
Is swallowed up for evermore,
God’s justice fully satisfied,
No man can shut the open door,
God now invited the whole world
To enter in through Jesus blood,
Those who receive Him shall obtain
Pow’r to become the Sons of God.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas. H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ From God the Father’s loving heart

67: Gentle Spirit, do not Leave Me

1. 
Gentle spirit, do not leave me,
Make my heart Thy dwelling place,
Let Thy light dispel my darkness,
Fill my soul with truth and grace.
Come, possess this earthen vessel,
Other lords I will not own,
Make me meet to be Thy Temple,
Thou must reign and Thou alone.
 
2. 
“Be ye Holy,” this Thy message
To Thy ransomed chosen seed;
Thou alone canst make me holy,
True in thought, in word and deed.
Give me now a quickened conscience,
Keep me pure and free from sin,
Come thou swift refining spirit,
Purge my heart and dwell within.
 
3. 
Lord, for Thee my soul is thirsting
As a dry and thirsty land,
When shall I appear before Thee,
Meet within Thy courts to stand.
In Thy presence is salvation,
In Thy favour life is found,
Blest indeed with every blessing,
Thus to stand on holy ground.
 
4. 
Honoured thus to be Thy servant,
In Thy temple day and night,
Serving though the least and lowest,
Strengthen’d by Thy spirit’s might.
Conscious of Thy sweet forgiveness,
All I am to Thee I owe,
All the heart’s deep joy and gladness,
None but ransomed souls can know.
 
5. 
Serving with a constant spirit:
With a lowly, quiet mind,
Ever to Thy will obedient,
To Thy Holy law inclined.
Having nought, possessing all things,
In that life which is divine,
Christ, the Father’s heart disclosing,
Such a heritage is mine.
 
6. 
Here and through eternal ages,
Bliss no human tongue can tell,
Heirs of God, joint heirs with Jesus,
In the Father’s heart to dwell,
Depths of glory none can fathom,
Boundless, vast, beyond degree,
Wealth beyond all comprehending,
Mine, yes mine, eternally.
 
7. 
Here on earth a while to labour
Bearing His reproach and scorn,
Looking for His blest appearing,
Bright will be that happy morn,
When this mortal life is ended,
Our appointed task is done,
Then resplendent with His glory,
We shall shine forth as the sun.
 
8. 
Gentle Spirit, still possessing,
Do not now withdraw the flame,
Lend Thine aid that, still pursuing,
I may glorify His name,
Run the earthly race with patience,
Keep the faith and win the Crown,
Showing forth the Master’s praises,
Till I lay my armour down.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Charles C. Converse
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Converse
First line→ Gentle spirit, do not leave me,

68: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

1. 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Take possession of my soul,
Come and dwell and have dominion,
Exercise complete control.
 
2. 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Save me to the uttermost,
Keep me undefiled and holy,
Temple of the Holy Ghost.
 
3. 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Come, oh, come and dwell in me,
Thine alone the power and glory,
That I may Thy temple be.
 
4. 
Temple of God’s own creating,
When His mighty work is done,
I shall through eternal ages,
Bear the image of His Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ St. Oswald
First line→ Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

69: Give Me the Bible

1. 
Give me the Bible, since God has spoken,
That I may read and meditate and pray,
The holy scriptures cannot be broken,
And nothing can the truth gainsay.
 
Chorus
While I am reading and meditating,
My spirit praying. I clearly see.
To be like Jesus and bear His image
Is God’s unchangeable decree.
 
2. 
Give me the Bible, I want to hearken,
My soul would hear what God to me would say;
The powers of evil would seek to darken
My mind and lead my feet astray.
 
3. 
Give me the Bible, God’s word believing,
Conformed to Jesus I shall surely be;
His life and nature, His mind receiving,
This is the will of God for me.
 
4. 
Give me the Bible, I need its teaching,
To clear my vision, make me truly wise;
That onward pressing and forward reaching,
I gain the mark the highest prize.
 
5. 
Give me the Bible, all Heav’n is pleading
That I may know God’s counsel and obey;
The blood of sprinkling for me is speaking
Before the throne of God alway.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 8, 10, 9, 10, 8
First line→ Give me the Bible, since God has spoken,
Chorus→ While I am reading and meditating,

70: Go, Work Today in My Vineyard

1. 
Go, work today in My vineyard,
Hear now the call and obey,
Jesus is seeking for lab’rers,
Why should you longer delay.
 
Chorus
Lab’rers for Jesus,
Lab’rers for Jesus are few,
Precious the fruit that will perish,
God is appealing to you.
 
2. 
Go, work today in My vineyard,
Much will be lost if you wait,
Hear now the call of the Saviour,
Truly the harvest is great.
 
3. 
Go, work today in My vineyard,
Hark, He is calling again,
Grieved lest the harvest should perish,
Why do you add to the pain?
 
4. 
Go, work today in My vineyard,
Hasten, the night cometh on,
Jesus is anxiously waiting,
Soon will your priv’lege be gone.
 
5. 
Go, work today in My vineyard,
God is appealing to you,
Why in the marketplace linger?
Wholehearted lab’rers are few.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ James McGranahan
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 5, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Showers Of Blessing
First line→ Go, work today in My vineyard,
Chorus→ Lab’rers for Jesus,

71: God a Body Has Prepared Me

1. 
God a body has prepared me–
He in it desires to dwell;
I will yield, I cannot longer
His unequalled love repel.
 
Chorus
Mine the privilege to labour
With the lowly Nazarene;
Mine to climb the heights where others
Through their faithfulness have been.
 
2. 
I’ve surrendered all to Jesus;
I delight to do His will,
Anxious all His own good pleasure
In my life He may fulfil.
 
3. 
I am purposed naught shall hinder–
God shall have my very best;
How to gain His loving favour:
This my eager, earnest quest.
 
4. 
Mine to share in His rejection,
Mine to suffer for His sake,
Mine to bear the cross with patience,
Mine His glory to partake.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Maud A. Hart
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ God a body has prepared me–
Chorus→ Mine the privilege to labour

72: God Did Not Spare of Heaven’s Best

1. 
God did not spare of Heaven’s best
That you might know His peace and rest,
He gave His only Son,
In lowliness He came to earth,
The stable was His place of birth,
God’s pure and Holy One.
 
Chorus
Hear Him call, Hear Him call,
O soul what will you do?
Hearken now, Hearken now,
While God is calling you.
 
2. 
Give earnest heed while God is nigh;
What loss if He should pass you by!
Because you slight His call,
How sad and solemn on that day,
When God shall call your soul away
And judgment shall appal.
 
3. 
He waits so long and patiently,
His heart with pity moved for thee,
So full of tenderness,
Draw near and see His form so marred,
His beauteous head thorn pierced and scarred,
To bring you life and bliss.
 
4. 
He lingers still, how grieved His heart,
How sorrowful when He must part,
With one He died to win.
Oh matchless love, His voice once more
Is heard beside the open door;
Will you not enter in?
 
5. 
O soul, can I now give thee up?
For thee I drained the bitter cup,
While anguish marked my brow,
Deliver’d up to scorn and shame,
God’s sinless One, I bore the blame
That you might enter now.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. A. Williams
meter→ 8, 8, 6, 8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6
First line→ God did not spare of Heaven’s best
Chorus→ Hear Him call, Hear Him call,

73: God Has Chosen Me

1. 
God has chosen me in Jesus;
Therefore I am not afraid,
Chosen ere the world’s foundation
By His mighty hand was laid.
 
Chorus
How exceeding great His mercy.
Higher than the heav’ns above.
God has chosen me forever,
Holy, blameless, in His love.
 
2. 
God has chosen me in Jesus,
He has sealed me as His own,
To the praises of His glory
I am found in Him alone.
 
3. 
God has chosen me in Jesus,
Nothing now the Truth can dim,
In His well Belov’d accepted,
God has chosen me in Him.
 
4. 
God has chosen me in Jesus,
His own Word immutable,
To conform me to His image,
He most surely will fulfill.
 
5. 
God has chosen me in Jesus,
He has willed that I should be
Found in Him in peace and blameless,
Nought can alter God’s decree.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ God has chosen me in Jesus;
Chorus→ How exceeding great His mercy.

74: God Hath Before Me Set

1. 
God hath before me set an open door
Into the Holiest for spirits poor;
By faith I enter in that sacred place,
With boldness I approach the Throne of grace.
 
2. 
I see my Saviour’s face and leap for joy,
His presence speaks sweet peace without alloy;
O heart of mine, be still, say, “Can it be,
At God’s right hand He pleads His Blood for me?”
 
3. 
I see it sprinkled there before the throne,
Unutterable love– for me alone;
The ransom price is paid, Lord, I am Thine,
No more to part– betrothed– by Love Divine.
 
4. 
The bond securely sealed eternally,
No power can separate my soul from Thee;
Adoringly I fall to kiss His feet,
All conquering love has claimed my heart complete.
 
5. 
The door is open wide, I am within
The chambers of the King, set free from sin;
I bow my head and weep and own His claim,
Engraved on His hands He bears my name.
 
6. 
I lean on my Beloved with confidence,
No tongue can ever tell my recompense;
Rejoice my soul and sing– God’s open door
No man has power to shut for ever more.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. F. Sherwin
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Bread of Life
First line→ God hath before me set an open door Into

75: God Hath Before Me Set an Open Door,

1. 
God hath before me set an open door,
Where I may enter in, my heart outpour,
In Jesus name, before His face,
Who sits upon the throne of grace.
 
2. 
In the most holy place, before the throne,
Through Jesus blood I meet with God alone,
Since God in Christ is reconciled,
O glorious truth, I am His child.
 
3. 
With confidence I come, and there obtain
Rich mercy from His hand, how great my gain,
Sufficient grace in time of need,
He gives to all His chosen seed.
 
4. 
A Father’s heart and home through grace are mine,
I hear Him say all I have, in Christ are thine,
O blessed hope, I shall prevail,
My Saviour pleads within the veil.
 
5. 
God, who began the work, will sure maintain
His work, I know I shall His image gain,
Though most unworthy I may be,
He will complete His work in me.
 
6. 
Although with weeping sore mine eyes are dim,
Unworthy, vile, unclean, I come to Him,
His cleansing blood has reached my heart,
His love is filling every part.
 
7. 
How shall I praise the name of Him who died?
In Jesus I am saved, and sanctified,
Made meet to join with saints above,
And serve Him perfected in love.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 8, 8
First line→ God hath before me set An open door, Where

76: God is Anxious

1. 
God is anxious now to make you
Like unto His Holy One,
That you may reflect His glory
While this life’s short race you run.
 
Chorus
Let Him now create unhinder’d,
Till His noble work is done.
And the Lord can see the image
Of His well beloved Son.
 
2. 
Seek to keep resign’d and humble
Under His Almighty hand,
Patient, willing, always ready
To fulfil His least command.
 
3. 
Serving Him with joy and gladness,
Love pervading all your soul,
One in heart and mind and spirit,
Give Him absolute control.
 
4. 
He will mould and make you perfect,
Question not the Master’s skill;
Silence all your thoughts and reas’nings
In subjection to His will.
 
5. 
Yield unmurmuring obedience,
Waver not, nor turn aside,
When you waken with His likeness,
You shall then be satisfied.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ God is anxious now to make you
Chorus→ Let Him now create unhinder’d,

77: God is Faithful, God is Faithful

1. 
God is faithful, God is faithful,
Let His Word burn in your heart,
Cleave to Him with steadfast purpose,
Never from His truth depart.
 
2. 
God is faithful, He will never
Let you be unduly tried,
Holding fast to your profession,
Faithfully in Him abide.
 
3. 
God is faithful, Jesus suffered,
Paid the ransom: thou art free,
Evermore give thanks and follow
Him who died on Calvary.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ St. Oswald
First line→ God is faithful, God is faithful,

78: God, in Tender Love

1. 
God in tender love sent His only Son
To redeem and set you free,
O receive Him now and you shall rejoice
In His light and liberty.
 
Chorus
He is waiting, waiting patiently,
Do not bid your Lord depart;
He is longing, longing, oh, so earnestly,
To possess your willing heart.
 
2. 
He will give you life and a living hope,
That forever shall endure:
Those who come to Him will not be deceived,
For His promises are sure.
 
3. 
Do not close your heart to the Son of God,
Since He died your soul to win;
Shed His precious blood that you might be saved
From the guilt and pow’r of sin.
 
4. 
O be reconciled to your dearest friend,
He was smitten for your sake:
Let Him enter in, you will know His peace,
And the joys of heav’n partake.
 
5. 
In His matchless love He is waiting still,
For He longs to dwell with thee,
You will need this Friend when your life is o’er,
And you face Eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 10, 7, 10, 7, 9, 7, 11, 7
First line→ God in tender love sent His only Son
Chorus→ He is waiting, waiting patiently,

78: God, in Tender Love

1. 
God in tender love sent His only Son
To redeem and set you free,
O receive Him now and you shall rejoice
In His light and liberty.
 
Chorus
He is waiting, waiting patiently,
Do not bid your Lord depart;
He is longing, longing, oh, so earnestly,
To possess your willing heart.
 
2. 
He will give you life and a living hope,
That forever shall endure:
Those who come to Him will not be deceived,
For His promises are sure.
 
3. 
Do not close your heart to the Son of God,
Since He died your soul to win;
Shed His precious blood that you might be saved
From the guilt and pow’r of sin.
 
4. 
O be reconciled to your dearest friend,
He was smitten for your sake:
Let Him enter in, you will know His peace,
And the joys of heav’n partake.
 
5. 
In His matchless love He is waiting still,
For He longs to dwell with thee,
You will need this Friend when your life is o’er,
And you face Eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 10, 7, 10, 7, 9, 7, 11, 7

79: God is Faithful, Never Changing

1. 
God is faithful, never changing;
Sound this glorious truth abroad!
We shall overcome and conquer,
Trusting in the living God.
 
Chorus
God shall faithfully accomplish
His great work of recreation,
We shall shine as stars forever
When His mighty work is done.
With what joy His saints shall waken
In the likeness of His Son!
 
2. 
God is faithful. Fiery trials
Are our portion here below,
Fixed upon the Rock of Ages
Gates of hell cannot o’erthrow.
 
3. 
God is faithful sending sorrow,
Fierce temptations manifold,
In the furnace of affliction,
He refines the choicest gold.
 
4. 
God is faithful: He hath promised
To complete His work begun,
In His great eternal Kingdom,
We shall shine forth as the sun.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ God is faithful, never changing;
Chorus→ God shall faithfully accomplish

80: God Is Calling

1. 
God is calling! Wand’rer, do not longer roam–
Jesus wants to lead you on to heaven and home;
Come while He is pleading; do not faint nor fear.
He will walk beside you and your spirit cheer.
 
Chorus
“Oh! what might have been,” This will be your cry
When, too late, you see Jesus has passed by.
Long with you He pleaded, but you would not hear;
Now He cannot help you, though you faint with fear.
 
2. 
God is calling! Wand’rer, will you then refuse
All His tender mercy and His love abuse?
Grasp the hand He offers: think what it would mean,
Left to mourn forever, “Oh, what might have been!”
 
3. 
God had almost won you when your friends drew near,
“You shall lose our friendship,” whispered in your ear.
With the flesh conferring, soon your heart grew cold;
Then you turned against Him and your birthright sold.
 
4. 
God is calling! Wand’rer, Come without delay,
Hand outstretched to save you, Do not turn away;
Lose no time, oh wand’rer From your sin now part,
While today He’s calling, Harden not your heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 11, 11, 11, 11, 10, 10, 11, 11
First line→ God is calling! Wanderer, do not longer roam–
Chorus→ “Oh! what might have been,” This will be your cry

81: God's Fellowship, How Sweet

1. 
God’s fellowship, how sweet the sound
To my poor struggling soul,
His fellowship– how possible,
When Jesus has control.
I shall indeed walk in the light
Which leads me out from nature’s light.
 
2. 
God’s cleansing from all sin is great;
Surpassing great the thought,
I can obey the light and claim
This gift His blood has bought.
Light leads to fellowship divine,
Then cleansing from all sin is mine.
 
3. 
God cannot lie, His word is pure.
His voice I shall obey,
Walk in the light in fellowship,
With Christ my joy alway.
He is my life, He dwells within,
I know in Him there is no sin.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ God’s fellowship, how sweet the sound

82: God is Now Speaking

1. 
God is now speaking– His message you hear;
Pause and consider while He is so near.
If you refuse Him, His love cast away,
Oh, how will you stand on the great judgment day?
 
Chorus
O be in earnest! Pause and consider,
Carefully counting the cost:
God is in earnest, anxiously waiting,
Grieving lest you should be lost.
 
2. 
Great is His mercy, His patience and love;
Faithful the Saviour now pleading above.
Grieve not His Spirit, still striving with you,
Awaiting your answer: oh, what will you do?
 
3. 
Leave now the pathway that leads to despair;
Death and the sorrows of sin dwelleth there,
Open your heart to the Saviour tonight,
O turn from the darkness and walk in the light.
 
4. 
What will you answer? He waits for your choice;
Say yes to Jesus while angels rejoice.
Over the lost one secure in the fold,
Whose name in the Lamb’s book of life is enrolled.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Edward S. Ufford
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 11, 10, 7, 10, 7
First line→ God is now speaking– His message you hear;
Chorus→ O be in earnest! Pause and consider,

83: God Most Holy in Thy Mercy

1. 
God most holy in Thy mercy
Hearken to my cry,
In the worthy name of Jesus
I would now draw nigh.
 
Chorus
If I perish, I must perish,
This is all my plea,
Father, see the blood of sprinkling
Jesus shed for me.
 
2. 
Lo, the holiest is open,
There before Thy Throne,
Christ the Holy One is speaking,
Claiming me His own.
 
3. 
Though the least and most unworthy,
Hear me graciously,
This alone is my salvation–
Jesus died for me.
 
4. 
Lord, my broken heart needs healing,
Whither shall I flee?
There is none on earth to succor,
None in heav’n but Thee.
 
5. 
All my hope and expectation
Is in Thee alone,
All my poverty of spirit
Unto Thee is known.
 
6. 
Lord, I fain would be like Jesus,
Filled with love divine,
Grace and truth o’er me prevailing,
Lost, my will in Thine.
 
7. 
Let Thy Kingdom come, my Father,
Let Thy word be done,
When my heart this prayer can utter
Henceforth we are one.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. M. Bonnar (arranged)
meter→ 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5
First line→ God most holy in Thy mercy
Chorus→ If I perish, I must perish,

84: God Sent His Well Beloved Son

1. 
God sent His well beloved Son
Down from His home above;
He came that we might understand
The depth of His great love,
He left His Father’s home on high,
And for our sins He came to die.
 
2. 
What depth of pity moved His heart
For sinners dead in sin,
That they through Him might grace receive,
And have His Life within.
The path to Calvary He trod,
That we might know the love of God.
 
3. 
That quenchless zeal consumed His life,
To do His Father’s will
And satisfy His just demands,
And righteousness fulfil,
He finished all God’s heart had planned,
And then sat down at God’s right hand.
 
4. 
He pleads that sinners now might live,
The mighty work is done;
By His own blood the world redeemed;
Eternal glory won.
Yet few will heed the gospel call
And own the Saviour Lord of all.
 
5. 
His saints, though few, adore His name,
Those by His Spirit sealed,
And love the mysteries of grace
To His own babes revealed.
And oh, what joy and endless bliss
To see His face in righteousness.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
First line→ God sent His well beloved Son

85: God Will Bring You Into Judgment

1. 
God will bring you into judgment;
Do not let the world deceive!
Hear the voice of wisdom calling;
Come to Christ, on Him believe.
All your past will be forgiven;
Jesus now is waiting here;
Stifle not the voice of conscience;
Do not turn away your ear.
 
2. 
God will bring you into judgment
When your days on earth are o’er;
Life for you is swiftly passing
And returneth nevermore.
Do not waste the precious moments;
Hearken to the Saviour’s voice;
Come and find in Him a refuge;
He is waiting for your choice.
 
3. 
God will bring you into judgment;
You cannot escape the day
When you shall appear before Him–
Him, whose love you cast away.
You may seal your doom forever
If you still go on in sin;
Open is the door of mercy;
Hasten now and enter in.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bliss
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ God will bring you into judgment;

86: God's Glorious Kingdom

1. 
God’s glorious Kingdom is within the heart,
The poor in spirit claim a goodly part,
The mourning souls God’s comfort shall obtain,
Exceeding great, unsearchable their gain.
 
2. 
The meek inherit all that God can give,
The hung’ring, thirsting souls are filled and live,
In them the fruits of righteousness are found,
Still more and more God’s love in them abounds.
 
3. 
The merciful excel in boundless grace,
The pure in heart behold the Father’s face,
Peacemakers in the path their Master trod,
They follow peace, those chosen sons of God.
 
4. 
When persecuted for His righteousness,
The kingdom glories in their life and bliss,
Sealed with His name, His sufferings they partake,
Reviled and set at nought for Jesus sake.
 
5. 
How blest are they who bear these marks, yea, more–
Their cup of blessing full and running o’er,
They are God’s salt, His light upon a hill,
To glorify His name and do His will.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. Langrom
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Evensong
First line→ God’s glorious Kingdom is within the heart,

87: God’s Heavy Hand Upon Me Laid

1. 
God’s heavy hand upon me laid,
Distressing situation!
His Spirit whispers, “Know ye not,
This is for your salvation?”
 
2. 
Beneath His hand His mighty hand,
In deep humiliation,
Low in the dust I put my mouth,
In hope of His salvation.
 
3. 
God’s heavy hand upon me laid:
With serious contemplation,
In His pure light I search my heart,
And bow to His salvation.
 
4. 
My heart respondeth tenderly
To His kind exhortation.
My son in no wise now despise,
The work of your salvation.
 
5. 
God’s heavy hand upon me laid,
There shall be no cessation
Till He accomplish and fulfil
In me His great salvation.
 
6. 
I dare not ask the reason why
The chast’ning and privation.
I do not faint at His rebuke,
But long for His salvation.
 
7. 
God’s heavy hand upon me laid;
Affliction with temptation,
Is now my portion till I trust
And trusting is salvation.
 
8. 
While prostrate in the dust I lie,
This is my consolation,
Mine eyes behold the Lamb of God–
In Him is my salvation.
 
9. 
God’s heavy hand upon me laid,
In silent resignation
I kiss the hand that bears me down,
The hand of my salvation.
 
10. 
How great is God, how mean I am
In this consideration;
I lay my hand upon my mouth,
Acknowledge His salvation.
 
11. 
God’s heavy hand upon me laid,
There must be tribulation;
To bear His image on that day
Shall consummate salvation.
 
12. 
’Neath His Almighty hand I pray
With earnest supplication,
Let not my will, but Thine be done,
Thou God of my salvation.
 
13. 
God’s heavy hand upon me laid
Completes my desolation,
But from the dust there shall arise
A glorious new creation.
 
14. 
There is none Holy as the Lord
In princely exaltation,
He lifts the beggar to the throne,
To show him His salvation.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ God’s heavy hand upon me laid,

88: God’s Spirit Interceding

1. 
God’s Spirit itself interceding,
Who then can His Spirit gainsay?
Before the great Throne in His Kingdom,
Consuming and burning alway,
All powerful, appealing, atoning,
Its prayers and unspeakable groaning.
 
2. 
Beloved, Oh, cease not your praying,
And let not your vision grow dim.
The Lamb the midst is the conqueror,
And we are accepted in Him,
The Heavens declare the atoning,
Attest the unspeakable groaning.
 
3. 
Behold in the midst there is standing
God’s pure spotless Lamb that was slain.
Continually all are reminded,
He died, but He liveth again,
No pow’r can deny the atoning,
Nor stop the unspeakable groaning.
 
4. 
God’s sevenfold Spirit is pleading
According to His Holy will.
All Heaven with earth is uniting,
His pleasure alone to fulfill,
The Lamb has prevailed in atoning,
The Spirit prevails in its groaning.
 
5. 
The Truth over all is most pleasant,
The Blood of the Lamb shall prevail.
The prayers of God’s sevenfold Spirit,
Are constant, they never shall fail,
The love which constrained the atoning,
Inspires the unspeakable groaning.
 
6. 
Love is the foundation of all things,
Immutable, steadfast for aye.
Expressed in the Lamb is the image,
Of Love which shall never decay,
The love which prevailed in atoning,
Prevails with unspeakable groaning.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas H. Gabriel
meter→ 9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 9
First line→ God’s Spirit itself interceding,

89: God’s Tender Mercies

1. 
God’s tender mercies are new every morning,
Great is His faithfulness, strong is His love;
Kindly His eyes are beholding the righteous
Journeying on to His Kingdom above.
 
2. 
God’s tender mercies are over the faithful,
He is their shield and exceeding reward,
Waiting to bless and to comfort His people,
Ready to serve them– their Master and Lord.
 
3. 
God’s tender mercy and goodness will follow
Those who obediently walk in His way,
Patiently doing His righteous commandments,
Seeking alone for His honour and praise.
 
4. 
God’s tender mercy will follow His children
On to the end of this pilgrimage life;
His precious truth is their shield and their buckler;
Strong in His grace they shall win in the strife.
 
5. 
God’s tender mercy endureth forever,
Sweet is the thought to the upright in heart;
His precious precepts can never be broken,
His loving kindness shall never depart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 11, 10, 11, 10
First line→ God’s tender mercies are new every morning,

90: God's Time is Now

1. 
God’s time is now, O do not wait
Until another day is born;
His Spirit, grieved, may take His flight,
And leave you never to return.
 
Chorus
Today if you will hear His voice,
Respond and harden not your heart;
Wait not a more convenient day.
His Holy Spirit may depart.
 
2. 
God’s time is now, O linger not.
The shades of night are falling fast,
And still you undecided stand.
What if today should be your last?
 
3. 
God’s time is now, consider well
How much it cost your soul to save!
Will you despise the Saviour’s call,
And fill a Christ rejecter’s grave?
 
4. 
God’s time is now, yet you rebel,
And wait a more convenient day;
While angels bow their heads and weep,
You cast the Saviour’s love away!
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geo. C. Stebbins
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ God’s time is now, O do not wait
Chorus→ Today if you will hear His voice,

91: Gracious God, My Soul is Longing

1. 
Gracious God, my soul is longing,
Sighing after Thee;
Come, O come and take possession,
Live and dwell in me.
 
Chorus
Heart and mind and will is yielded
Unreservedly;
Take possession, take possession,
Come and dwell in me.
 
2. 
Lord, to Thee in full submission
All my life I give;
Come and fill the empty vessel,
Let me live in Thee.
 
3. 
All my mind resigned and humble,
All my will I yield;
Henceforth I would walk with Jesus,
By Thy Spirit sealed.
 
4. 
Now made willing and obedient,
Lowly, meek and still,
My whole being I surrender
To Thy Holy Will.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bliss
meter→ 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5
First line→ Gracious God, my soul is longing,
Chorus→ Heart and mind and will is yielded

92: Gracious Saviour, I Am Weary

1. 
Gracious Saviour, I am weary,
And my heart is sore with care,
Heavy trials laid upon me
Ofttimes seem so hard to bear,
Lord, on Thee I cast my burden,
Thou hast promised to sustain,
Oh, impart Thy strength lest, sinning,
I should murmur and complain.
 
Chorus
I am Thine, wholly Thine,
Claimed and owned by Thy love divine
Oh, fulfill all Thy will,
In this poor contrite heart of mine,
Oh, fulfill all Thy will
All thy Holy will.
 
2. 
Gracious Saviour, I am hung’ring,
Thirsting for Thy righteousness,
In Thy mercy, Oh, remember,
Nought can satisfy but this,
Vain my thoughts and aspirations,
Fruitless all that does not tend
To create a deep heart yearning
After Thee, my soul’s true Friend.
 
3. 
Gracious Saviour, grant Thy quick’ning,
Oh, renew my spirit’s mind,
Carnal nature, sense and reas’ning,
I would leave them far behind,
Take me in– my heart implores Thee,
Nought have I of earthly store,
All forsaking, let my will be
Lost in Thine forevermore.
 
4. 
Gracious Saviour, Thine forever,
By Thy precious blood made nigh,
Poor in spirit, meek and lowly,
All my need Thou shalt supply,
Thus partaking of Thy nature,
Others in my life may see
Thy fair beauty and Thy Spirit,
Clothed in true humility.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ James M'Granahan
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 5
First line→ Gracious Saviour, I am weary,
Chorus→ I am Thine, wholly Thine,

93: God’s Word Is So Pure

1. 
God’s word is so pure and so precious to me;
Its precepts I love and adore;
A lamp to my feet, and a light to my path,
Till pilgrimage days are no more.
 
Chorus
’Tis better than thousands of silver and gold,
More precious than rubies can be,
To sit at the feet of my Master divine,
And hear when He speaketh to me.
 
2. 
How peaceful and pleasant the ways of the Lord;
When under the Saviour’s control;
The word that He speaketh is spirit and life,
Refreshing and sweet to my soul.
 
3. 
I hear and obey, and my soul is set free;
To follow my Saviour and King;
I cherish His word deeply hid in my heart,
Rejoicing, His praises I sing.
 
4. 
Oh, Lord, let my heart in Thy statutes be sound;
Thy law is my joy and delight;
Incline now the heart of Thy servant I pray,
To ponder therein day and night.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ George D. Moore
meter→ 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8
First line→ God’s word is so pure and so precious to me;
Chorus→ ’Tis better than thousands of silver and gold,

94: God's Holy Spirit

1. 
God’s Holy Spirit dwells in me,
This certain truth no power can dim,
Oh, gift of God unspeakable:
He dwells in me, I live by Him.
 
2. 
God’s Holy Spirit dwells in me,
My heart is now His resting place,
With mind renewed I daily prove
The power of His transforming grace.
 
3. 
God’s Holy Spirit quickens me,
Renews my strength along the way,
In love He guides my feet to walk
The path which leads to perfect day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Georg Joseph
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Angelus
First line→ God’s Holy Spirit dwells in me,

95: Going Forth With Weeping

1. 
Going forth with weeping,
Bearing precious seed,
Hearts moved by the Love of God
To feel the world’s great need.
Sow beside all waters,
Fear not cloud or rain.
You shall doubtless come rejoicing
With your sheaves again.
 
Chorus
Labour on in patience,
Harvest time is sure,
Sowing seed beside all waters,
To the end endure.
Coming home rejoicing,
Songs of joy we’ll sing,
Bearing precious golden sheaves
To lay before the King.
 
2. 
Going forth with weeping,
Bearing precious seed,
Casting all your care on Jesus
As you onward speed.
God will give the increase,
Do not fail to sow.
Earnestly disseminate the seed
Where e’er you go.
 
3. 
Going forth with weeping,
Till the day is o’er,
With a ceaseless hand dispensing
All your bounteous store.
Sowing in the valley,
In the fertile plain.
You will surely reap the harvest,
Sheaves of golden grain.
 
4. 
Going forth with weeping,
Sowing in your might,
Harvest time is coming on,
With fields of gleaming white.
“Well done good and faithful,”
You will hear Him say,
Burdened down with sheaves,
Returning on the Harvest day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 6, 5, 7, 6, 6, 5, 8, 5, 6, 5, 8, 5, 6, 5, 7, 6
First line→ Going forth with weeping,
Chorus→ Labour on in patience,

96: He Dwells Within

1. 
He dwells within, O, do not fear,
Thy foes shall not prevail.
He is thy Rock, thy sure defence,
He will not, cannot fail.
 
2. 
He dwells within, Thy God is near,
He will preserve Thy soul,
Trust thou in Him continually,
Thy burden on Him roll.
 
3. 
He dwells within, in silence rest,
Resigned, submissive, still,
Content to suffer patiently
According to His will.
 
4. 
He dwells within, though hard and keen
The conflict now may be,
His arm will triumph gloriously,
Thy God will fight for thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Beatitudo
First line→ He dwells within, O, do not fear,

97: Gracious Saviour, Lead Me Safely

1. 
Gracious Saviour, lead me safely
Through life’s every changing hour;
In the gloom of dark temptation,
Let me feel Thy strength’ning power.
Lead me forth to strong assurance
Through the shades of doubt and fear;
On to hope in Christ, my Leader,
Light in every valley drear.
 
Chorus
Lead me gracious Saviour,
I Thy path adore;
Lead me safely onward
To a life for evermore.
 
2. 
Round me surge earth’s troubled waters–
Darkness, anguish and dismay;
Lead me onward through the twilight,
To the break of endless day.
High above the raging billows
Reignest Thou who rules the sea;
Lead Thou gently, Lord Almighty;
Peace bring Thou eternally.
 
3. 
When through death’s dark valley passing,
Be Thou with me, leading there;
Let Thy consolation comfort,
When I breathe my final prayer.
Then when life has dawned– immortal,
In Thy temple with the blest;
Led to ever living fountains,
I’ll be Thine for aye at rest.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Herbert H. Booth
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 6, 7
First line→ Gracious Saviour, lead me safely
Chorus→ Lead me gracious Saviour,

97: Gracious Saviour, Lead Me Safely

1. 
Gracious Saviour, lead me safely
Through life’s every changing hour;
In the gloom of dark temptation,
Let me feel Thy strength’ning power.
Lead me forth to strong assurance
Through the shades of doubt and fear;
On to hope in Christ, my Leader,
Light in every valley drear.
 
Chorus
Lead me gracious Saviour,
I Thy path adore;
Lead me safely onward
To a life for evermore.
 
2. 
Round me surge earth’s troubled waters–
Darkness, anguish and dismay;
Lead me onward through the twilight,
To the break of endless day.
High above the raging billows
Reignest Thou who rules the sea;
Lead Thou gently, Lord Almighty;
Peace bring Thou eternally.
 
3. 
When through death’s dark valley passing,
Be Thou with me, leading there;
Let Thy consolation comfort,
When I breathe my final prayer.
Then when life has dawned– immortal,
In Thy temple with the blest;
Led to ever living fountains,
I’ll be Thine for aye at rest.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Herbert H. Booth
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 6, 7

98: Gracious Redeemer

1. 
Gracious Redeemer, Thou art my salvation,
Naught but Thy blood could for my sins atone;
Give me the grace of holy resignation
That I may henceforth do Thy will alone.
 
2. 
Oh, how this cruel self would seek to hinder,
And keep me bound in sin and misery,
O Lord bestow the grace of self surrender
That I may evermore Thy servant be.
 
3. 
How hard and cold is my poor heart without Thee,
I need Thy love and mercy every hour;
Grant me, O God, Thy blessed Holy Spirit
That I may know His gracious, quick’ning pow’r.
 
4. 
I would excel in every grace and virtue,
Cleanse and possess this yielded heart of mine;
Thou didst in mercy shed Thy blood to save me;
Thy love has conquered, I am wholly Thine.
 
5. 
Help me to walk in Thy most holy presence,
Perfect in heart, before Thee without blame;
Subdue each thought and quell each stormy passion
That I may magnify Thy glorious name.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Frank Bruce
meter→ 11, 10, 11, 10
First line→ Gracious Redeemer, Thou art my salvation,

99: Great Peace have They

1. 
Great peace have they which love Thy law,
And nothing shall offend.
Their love for that which perfect is
Preserves them to the end,
God’s love and law their hearts employ,
How very great their peace and joy.
 
2. 
Great peace have they which love Thy law,
And nothing shall offend.
Naught can disturb the peace of those
Who on Thy grace depend,
Thy perfect law converts the soul
Of those who love Thy law’s control.
 
3. 
Great peace have they which love Thy law,
And nothing shall offend.
Thy perfect law as counsellor
Their spirits shall defend,
The Spirit of Thy law their guide,
They faithfully in Christ abide.
 
4. 
Great peace have they which love Thy law,
And nothing shall offend.
He reigns within, the Prince of peace,
A just and faithful friend,
At His rebuke, strife must depart,
His presence sanctifies the heart.
 
5. 
Great peace have they which love Thy law,
And nothing shall offend.
One with the Father, one with Christ,
As one their spirits blend,
They love His law, God’s law is love,
Foundation of His throne above.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ Great peace have they which love Thy law,

100: Hark, it is Thy Voice

1. 
Hark, it is Thy voice, my Saviour,
Hush, be still, my soul and hear,
Silence wand’ring thought and reason,
See the Lord of hosts is near.
 
Chorus
Poor and needy, weak and helpless,
Lord, I bow before Thy face,
Oh, enrich me from Thy bounty,
With Thy free abounding grace.
 
2. 
“Take my yoke,” I hear Him saying,
“I am lowly, meek and mild,
Learn the rest of true obedience,
Like a tender loving child.”
 
3. 
All thy wisdom and thy prudence
Must be firmly laid aside,
Henceforth then eternal wisdom
Evermore shall be my guide.
 
4. 
Mysteries of the Heavenly Kingdom,
Unto babes are now revealed,
Those who bear His yoke in meekness
Learn of Him whom God has sealed.
 
5. 
Teach me how to learn of Jesus,
Sit in silence at His feet,
Cast on Him my care and burden,
Then my rest will be complete.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Hark, it is Thy voice, my Saviour,
Chorus→ Poor and needy, weak and helpless,

101: Hark to the Message

1. 
Hark to the message of infinite love,
Jesus, Emmanuel came from above,
Born in a stable, God’s sent One so fair,
Shepherd they found Him, and worshipped Him there.
 
Chorus
Infinite LOVE: Worship and bring
All to the Saviour, Your best to the King.
 
2. 
Dwelt He in Naz’reth, obscure and unknown,
Lived for His Father’s honour alone,
Anointed to preach the Gospel so free,
God’s Way, Truth and Life the whole world could see.
 
3. 
Out to the slaughter God’s pure One was led,
Suff’ring in anguish, thorns crowned His head,
Scourged by the rulers, rejected, denied,
God’s Son so holy on Calvary died.
 
4. 
For our offences, delivered and slain,
Jesus the Just One, He rose again,
Now He is pleading that sinners might live,
His great salvation to all He will give.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ I. H. Meredith
meter→ 10, 9, 10, 10, 8, 10
First line→ Hark to the message of infinite love,
Chorus→ Infinite LOVE: Worship and bring

102: Hasten to the Place of Refuge

1. 
Hasten to the place of refuge,
Do not linger on the plain;
If you hope to dwell with Jesus,
You must needs be born again.
Do not build your hope on theory,
Righteous acts will not avail,
Christ in you, the hope of glory,
Is the Rock which cannot fail.
 
Chorus
Heed the warning, come to Jesus,
Of all friends He is the best;
Do not grieve His Holy Spirit,
Come and He will give you rest.
 
2. 
Come and drink the living waters,
Bread of life is free to all;
Do not slight the invitation,
Hearken to the Saviour’s call.
Full salvation Jesus offers,
Vict’ry over self and sin;
At the door of hope He’s waiting,
There to bid you, “Welcome in.”
 
3. 
Time is ever speeding onward,
Here you cannot hope to stay;
Death is ever drawing nearer,
And the call you must obey.
In His tender love and mercy,
Jesus waits to lead you home;
From His light and love and presence,
Why will you in darkness roam?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Albert B. Simpson
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Hasten to the place of refuge,
Chorus→ Heed the warning, come to Jesus,

103: Have Faith in God

1. 
Have faith in God: Oh, wondrous words
Conveying truth divine.
Those faithful souls who trust in Him,
Their love shall not decline.
Have faith, trust on His Word is sure,
To those who patiently endure.
 
2. 
Let faith and hope your safeguard be,
The anchor of your soul.
Immovable the heart remains
When Jesus has control.
His word shall be your strength and stay,
To keep you in the evil day.
 
3. 
Faith is the sure and certain way
To overcome the world.
This trusty shield is God’s defence,
When Satan’s darts are hurled.
Faith works by love and stronger grows,
Though dwelling in the midst of foes.
 
4. 
Have faith in God, His truth shall stand,
When all things pass away.
He cannot lie, believe His Word,
Though nature shall decay,
Hold fast, retain your confidence,
And great shall be your recompense.
 
5. 
Have faith in God, and rest content,
Obedient to His voice.
To do His will your chief delight,
His choice your only choice,
With heart made pure and spirit free,
Walk then with Him in harmony.
 
6. 
Take heart, brave soul, and bear the cross
And keep thy motive pure.
The single eye shall light your path,
The crown of life ensure,
Press onward with thy Lord divine,
And never from His steps decline.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ Have faith in God: Oh, wondrous words

104: Have You the Faith of God's Elect

1. 
Have you the faith of God’s elect?
That faith which will not be denied,
Though in the fiercest furnace heat,
It has been oft severely tried?
 
2. 
Is yours the faith that soars above
The things of time and sense and space,
And sees the prize at God’s right hand,
To speed you onward in the race?
 
3. 
Is yours the faith that will comply
With God’s requirements and His will?
When manifold temptations try,
Your faith is found unconquerable.
 
4. 
God gives the faith to see beyond
The narrow limits of this life,
Earth’s short and transitory joys,
With all its turmoil, sin and strife.
 
5. 
Have you the faith that will surmount
All difficulties which arise,
The King in all His beauty see,
The Lord, where all your treasure lies?
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
First line→ Have you the faith of God’s elect?

105: He Calls You Now

1. 
He calls you now, oh, hear His voice!
And linger not, but haste away,
The Kingdom now is nigh at hand,
Oh! enter in without delay.
 
Chorus
He calls you now, oh come away,
Where death awaits no longer stay
His life divine He offers free,
The Son of God is calling thee.
 
2. 
He calls you now to follow Him
Along life’s path, the chosen way,
Which leadeth on to things unseen,
To God’s undimm’d, unclouded day.
 
3. 
He calls you now from paths of wrong,
Which lead to death, and endless night.
Oh, hasten then from joys that fail,
To rest and peace, and pure delight.
 
4. 
He calls you now, refuse Him not,
No longer His kind Spirit grieve;
With lowly contrite heart draw nigh,
And God’s eternal life receive.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ He calls you now, oh, hear His voice!
Chorus→ He calls you now, oh come away,

106: He Found Me in a Desert Land

1. 
He found me in a desert land,
A waste and howling wilderness;
His loving heart was pained to see
My lost estate, my helplessness;
“Fear not,” said He, “thy Lord is nigh;
No ransomed soul need ever die.”
 
Chorus
Oh, love supreme! Oh, sovereign grace!
Which brought my Saviour from on high
To seek His sheep, and bring them home:
Dear as the apple of God’s eye.
 
2. 
He soothed and bound my bleeding wounds
And bore me gently to the fold;
His tender care dispelled my fear
And filled my soul with joy untold;
Beloved of God forevermore,
My days of banishment are o’er.
 
3. 
I pass my days in sweet content
Within the chambers of the King;
I hear His voice and see His face;
His love inspires the song I sing,
In harmony with heaven above–
One spirit with the God I love.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
First line→ He found me in a desert land,
Chorus→ Oh, love supreme! Oh, sovereign grace!

106: He Found Me in a Desert Land

1. 
He found me in a desert land,
A waste and howling wilderness;
His loving heart was pained to see
My lost estate, my helplessness;
“Fear not,” said He, “thy Lord is nigh;
No ransomed soul need ever die.”
 
Chorus
Oh, love supreme! Oh, sovereign grace!
Which brought my Saviour from on high
To seek His sheep, and bring them home:
Dear as the apple of God’s eye.
 
2. 
He soothed and bound my bleeding wounds
And bore me gently to the fold;
His tender care dispelled my fear
And filled my soul with joy untold;
Beloved of God forevermore,
My days of banishment are o’er.
 
3. 
I pass my days in sweet content
Within the chambers of the King;
I hear His voice and see His face;
His love inspires the song I sing,
In harmony with heaven above–
One spirit with the God I love.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8

107: He is Calling You Home

1. 
He is calling you home; will you hearken to Him?
You are straying afar from the fold,
To the river of death, with no hope in your heart–
Its waters lie sullen and cold.
 
Chorus
The Saviour is calling you home;
A welcome is waiting you there.
He laid down His life your soul to redeem
And save you from hopeless despair.
 
2. 
There are dangers untold in the path you now tread,
With no hope of escape for your soul;
Then, O turn while you may, and give ear to His voice!
Come under the Shepherd’s control.
 
3. 
He will lift all the gloom which is shrouding your life,
Growing darker each step as you go;
All the guilt of the past He will freely forgive;
His infinite love you will know.
 
4. 
To His comfort and rest, then, O hasten away!
Lose no time, lest your soul should be lost.
With no Christ in your heart, drifting on to your doom,
O say, have you counted the cost?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. E. French
meter→ 12, 9, 12, 8, 8, 8, 10, 8
First line→ He is calling you home; will you hearken to Him?
Chorus→ The Saviour is calling you home;

108: He Lives at God's Right Hand

1. 
He lives at God’s right hand,
The One who died for me;
He pleads the merits of His blood
With God continually.
Accepted now in Him,
And found in Him complete;
His love bows down my inmost heart,
To worship at His feet.
 
2. 
His hands, His feet, His side
Proclaim undying love,
Love never failing, pure, divine–
His gift from Heaven above.
His wounds on Calvary
Reveal His inmost soul;
Afflicted, bruised and dying there
His stripes now make me whole.
 
3. 
Fly to His bleeding wounds,
O soul of mine and see
The refuge in His riven side
Love opened up for thee.
O pure and spotless Lamb–
Thy willing sacrifice
For me in my unworthiness
Is sacred in mine eyes.
 
4. 
I would not grieve my Lord,
I will obey His voice;
Strong in His grace, I’ll follow Him,
His will my only choice.
Yes! “Of a truth I know,”
It shall be surely well
With those who fear and honour God
And in His presence dwell.
 
5. 
Songs in the night He gives,
In Him my springs arise;
In my poor heart He sheds abroad
His love that never dies.
A beggar from the dust–
He raised me to a throne,
My robe of spotless righteousness
Washed in His blood alone.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Andrew Robb
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)
First line→ He lives at God’s right hand,

109: Hearken, Oh Consider

1. 
Hearken, Oh consider, incline now thine ear,
Jehovah is calling, the King waiteth near
Forget thine own people, let earth’s joys grow dim,
Forsake thine own pleasure and worship thou Him.
 
2. 
Wouldst thou to a place of high honour aspire?
Turn with thy whole heart, all thy will and desire
To Him who can make you all glorious within,
And clothe you in beauty and freedom from sin.
 
3. 
Then greatly desiring thy beauty to see,
The King shall rejoice when He looketh on thee,
Thy clothing wrought gold which shall never grow dim,
Thy light and thy glory reflected in Him.
 
4. 
The palace is ready, the garments are fair,
There’s naught in creation with thee can compare,
Thou shalt be remembered when time is no more,
Eternal thy glory with Christ evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 11, 11, 11, 11
First line→ Hearken, Oh consider, incline now thine ear,

110: Heirs of Wrath and Going Downwards

1. 
Heirs of wrath and going downward,
Sad, how very sad your plight,
Slighting God, refusing mercy,
Loving darkness, hating light.
 
Chorus
Oh, escape to Jesus now,
Linger not we would implore,
God may shut the open door.
 
2. 
Jesus left His Father’s bosom,
In a manger low was laid,
Lived for you and in the garden
Agonised and wept and prayed.
 
3. 
Heirs of wrath– but Jesus loves you,
Gave His life your soul to save,
He alone is your salvation,
And your hope beyond the grave.
 
4. 
Jesus is God’s way to heaven,
God’s eternal truth and life.
Oh, forsake earth’s empty worship,
Shame and form and deadly strife.
 
5. 
God is near in Spirit, striving,
Oh, be earnest, count the cost.
Come and taste His sweet forgiveness;
Why, oh why should you be lost?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ S. J. Vail
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7
tune→ Jura
First line→ Heirs of wrath and going downward,
Chorus→ Oh, escape to Jesus now,

111: He Left His Fair Home in the Glory

1. 
He left His fair home in the glory,
Came down to the world He had made,
No place was prepared for the Saviour,
The babe in a manger was laid.
 
Chorus
Oh, make room in your heart now for Jesus,
Your Saviour and Prince He will be,
Make haste and prepare to receive Him,
The King of all Kingdoms is He.
 
2. 
The wise men went down to the stable,
Their gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh,
Proclaim Him divinely appointed
The sins of His people to bear.
 
3. 
He dwelt in the village of Naz’reth,
A carpenter humble, unknown,
Anointed to preach the glad tidings,
Rejected, despised by His own.
 
4. 
The rulers for envy delivered
Him over to judgment and death,
“Oh, Father most Holy forgive them,”
He prayed with His fast failing breath.
 
5. 
Attended by kind sympathisers,
His body was laid in the tomb;
His loving disciples, heart broken,
Were shrouded in darkness and gloom.
 
6. 
The Kingdoms of darkness were shaken
On that happy morn when He rose,
Triumphant o’er death and forever,
A conq’ror to reign o’er His foes.
 
7. 
Our faithful High Priest interceding
Will one day return for His bride;
His chosen shall dwell in His Kingdom,
Forever with Him satisfied.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 9, 8, 9, 8, 10, 8, 9, 8
First line→ He left His fair home in the glory,
Chorus→ Oh, make room in your heart now for Jesus,

112: He Loved Me unto Death

1. 
He loved me unto death,
The holy Son of God.
All my iniquities
He purged with His own blood.
 
2. 
I see Him on the cross,
Atoning for my sin,
His arms extended wide
His sheep to gather in.
 
3. 
The door is open now
To all who on Him call,
A place of rest prepared,
Forgiveness free to all.
 
4. 
Oh, come, in Jesus’ name,
Thou shalt not be denied,
Your ransom price is paid,
For you the Saviour died.
 
5. 
He lives to plead your cause,
At God’s right hand above,
He ever lives to plead
In never failing love.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. M. Duncan
meter→ 6, 6, 6, 6
tune→ Darak
First line→ He loved me unto death,

113: Hear the Voice of Jesus Calling

1. 
Hear the voice of Jesus calling!
Come and work while it is day;
Ere the darkness overtake you,
Oh! arise and haste away.
There’s no time for idle dreaming,
Look upon the fields now white;
Let it move your heart to labour
Soon will fall the shades of night.
 
Chorus
Calling thee, calling thee,
Hear the lowly Man of Sorrows,
He is calling, calling thee.
 
2. 
Hearken to the voice of Jesus,
He is calling once again;
Are you still unmoved with pity?
See the light is on the wane.
And the harvest still is waiting–
Few to gather in the sheaves.
Will it perish? Will it perish?
How the heart of Jesus grieves!
 
3. 
Haste! the night is fast approaching,
Rise and work while yet you may;
You have seen the fields all rip’ning,
And their crying need display.
You have heard the Saviour calling,
And the dearth of lab’rers plead;
You have felt His claims upon you,
And have seen the urgent need.
 
4. 
Hearken! He is calling, calling;
Can you still at ease remain?
Will you let the harvest perish,
Shall His pleading be in vain?
And the night is surely coming,
Harvest days will soon be o’er;
Soon your privilege to labour
Will be gone for evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 8, 7
First line→ Hear the voice of Jesus calling!
Chorus→ Calling thee, calling thee,

114: Hear My Prayer

1. 
Hear my prayer, most holy Saviour,
In Thy mercy graciously
Send me help, that I may never
Turn my heart away from Thee.
 
2. 
Thou art all my hope and comfort,
All my soul’s expectancy,
Patience, grace and perseverance,
All must come, my Lord, from Thee.
 
3. 
I am oft perplexed and troubled,
Often in adversity;
Let me prove Thy grace sufficient,
Let me find my strength in Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ C. F. Witt
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Stuttgart
First line→ Hear my prayer, most holy Saviour,

115: Hearts are Longing, Hearts are Sighing

1. 
Hearts are longing, hearts are sighing,
Seeking rest they cannot find,
In the wilds of sin they wander,
Heart sore, footsore, weary, blind.
Will you go and bring the message
Of the one whose arm can save,
From the snare of death and sorrow,
From the power of sin and grave?
 
Chorus
Honest hearts to you are crying,
God is list’ning to their cry.
He is pleading, “Will you leave them,
Leave them in their sin to die?”
 
2. 
Lost and lonely souls are straying,
On their path no ray of light,
Fear and doubt their hearts possessing,
Can you comprehend their plight?
They will perish, surely perish,
Yet you linger, yet you wait;
Hearken to their wail of anguish,
Save them ere it be too late.
 
3. 
Loud and clear the call is sounding,
Will you answer Yes or No?
I am anxiously awaiting
For your choice: Oh, will you go
Forth to bear the joyful tiding
Of salvation full and free?
Many souls in darkness dying,
And the Lord has need of thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ C Austin Miles
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Hearts are longing, hearts are sighing,
Chorus→ Honest hearts to you are crying,

116: Hope on and Walk by Faith

1. 
Hope on, and walk by faith in Him
Who ever lives to intercede;
His covenant He cannot break,
And He will meet your soul’s deep need.
 
2. 
Hope on, though enemies reproach,
Grieve not at what the scorners say;
Leave all to Him who hath declared,
“Vengeance is mine, I will repay.”
 
3. 
Hope on, though others may blaspheme,
And let not this your soul appal;
God’s righteous retribution will
Be meted out to one and all.
 
4. 
Hope on, and glory in the cross,
And do not think to turn aside;
But cleave to Him who bore the shame,
And in the way of truth abide.
 
5. 
Hope on, let nothing dim thy view
Of that fair visage marred for thee;
His love divine will never fail,
In time or in eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
First line→ Hope on, and walk by faith in Him

117: Hide Not Your Talent

1. 
Hide not your talent in the earth,
This is the Lord’s command,
Your life and all that there pertains
Leave in the Master’s hands.
How can the Lord increase and bless
That which you do not give?
The life of self must fall and die
If you would truly live.
 
2. 
Hide not your light, let others see
In you His power to save,
Lest they should perish without hope
And fill a Christless grave,
Then seek to manifest His name
In all you say and do;
Their hope of everlasting life
May now depend on you.
 
3. 
Your talent God will multiply,
And to your mind unfold
The riches of His precious truth,
And treasures new and old.
The agents of the evil one
Rejoice with fiendish mirth
At those who carefully conceal
Their talents in the earth.
 
4. 
You say God is an austere man,
And yet you do not know
He reaps that which He hath not sown,
But have you proved it so?
You judge Him by your carnal mind,
Your heart devoid of grace
Has never yet been yielded up,
To be His dwelling place.
 
5. 
O, come and prove His yoke is sweet,
His burden light to bear,
A loyal, faithful friend is He,
Who will thy sorrows share.
Yield Him your heart, your life, your all,
And let His mind control,
God’s love and peace will satisfy,
His rest will fill your soul.
 
6. 
O, come and buy of Heaven’s gold,
So precious, tried and pure,
And raiment white, God’s righteous robe,
Which ever shall endure.
Let God anoint your eyes to see
How rich His boundless store
For those who serve and honour Him,
Both now and evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. A. Huntley (Arr.)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ Hide not your talent in the earth,

118: Hope on, Hope Ever

1. 
Hope on, hope ever, struggling soul,
By fears and failures undismayed;
The God who rules the raging sea,
Will hold thy hand, be not afraid.
 
2. 
Hope is an anchor of the soul
The storms of life can never move
And reaches far within the veil,
The depths of His great love to prove.
 
3. 
Hope on, and sing amid the gloom,
Though lone and drear the desert way–
Faith sheds her radiant light afar,
Leads on to God and cloudless day.
 
4. 
Hope on, a better day will dawn,
The day of Christ is nigh at hand–
When righteousness and peace shall reign
In every clime, in every land.
 
5. 
Hope on, hope ever to the end,
Though fierce and long the battle strife;
How sweet to hear the Master say,
“Well done, come enter into Life.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
First line→ Hope on, hope ever, struggling soul,

119: Hidden in the Shadow, Blessed Shadow

1. 
Hidden in the shadow, blessed shadow,
Of my Father God’s almighty hand,
Who or what can harm me as I journey
On with Him, unto the fatherland.
 
Chorus
Hidden in the shadow, safely hidden,
Guided by the hand that rules the wave,
Subject to His will, His holy counsel,
Christ alone in mercy came to save.
 
2. 
Servant I will be to Him who loved me,
Bought me with His own most holy blood.
I will glorify Him in my body,
Magnify His name, the Son of God.
 
3. 
Body, soul and spirit His possession.
Sanctified in word, in deed and thought,
Holy, blameless is my soul’s Beloved.
All my boast is, “See what God hath wrought.”
 
4. 
By His Spirit sealed and overshadowed,
Safe protected from my every foe,
I am proving this is life Eternal,
Father, Son and Spirit here to know.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. Lindberg
meter→ 10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9
First line→ Hidden in the shadow, blessed shadow,
Chorus→ Hidden in the shadow, safely hidden,

120: Here in Thy Presence

1. 
Here in Thy presence, Lord, we wait,
Thy spirit now impart,
From self and all iniquity
O help us to depart.
We would be pure and true like Thee,
To love and serve Thee faithfully.
 
2. 
Oh may Thy light and truth dispel
All darkness, fear and dread
And make us one, in heart and mind
With Christ, our living Head.
Redeemed, made nigh by His own blood,
To love and serve Thee as we should.
 
3. 
Christ is our law and light and life,
In this we now rejoice.
We know Him as our souls beloved
We hear the Bridegrooms voice;
He will, He must in us increase,
And bid selfrighteousness to cease.
 
4. 
We wait on Thee, the living God,
O turn us once again
From all that has dominion now,
That Christ alone may reign.
Then shall our spirits sweetly sing,
When Christ alone is Lord and King.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
First line→ Here in Thy presence, Lord, we wait,

121: How Blessed Are the Undefiled

1. 
How blessed are the undefiled
Amid sin’s waste and barren land,
Who walk God’s lowly way of life,
Led by a loving Father’s hand.
 
Chorus
By precious blood made nigh to God,
They follow where the Master trod.
 
2. 
How blessed are the undefiled,
Who love His holy will and way;
Wholeheartedly they walk therein,
Their Father, God, their strength and stay.
 
3. 
How blessed are the undefiled,
Who will not be enticed aside;
With eyes anointed they behold
And walk with Jesus crucified.
 
4. 
How blessed are the undefiled
And pure in heart, who see His face;
With love unfeigned they worship Him,
Rejoicing in His truth and grace.
 
5. 
How blessed are the undefiled
Who follow with their Saviour, Friend;
God’s Word is hidden in their hearts,
To safeguard, comfort and defend.
 
6. 
How blessed are the undefiled,
Whose yielded lives are chaste and fair;
By precious blood made nigh to God,
They know a Father’s tender care.
 
7. 
How blessed are the undefiled,
Loved with a pure un– changing love,
Fervent and true, as strong as death,
Sure as the Throne in Heaven above.
 
8. 
How blessed are the undefiled,
Sweet is their rest and faith is strong,
With praise their loyal hearts o’erfiow
In sweetest melody and song.
 
9. 
How blessed are the undefiled
Who now revere the Saviour’s name,
And follow where the Lamb may lead,
And glory in His cross and shame.
 
10. 
How blessed are the undefiled
When toil is o’er and sinks life’s sun,
How full their joy, how deep their bliss,
To hear the Master’s words, “Well done.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Henri F. Hemy Arr: J. G. Walton
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
tune→ St. Catherine
First line→ How blessed are the undefiled
Chorus→ By precious blood made nigh to God,

122: How Few are Entering In

1. 
How few are ent’ring in!
So many turn away,
Despising God, His boundless grace,
And wasting life’s short day.
 
Chorus
Will you not enter in?
Hark! hear the Master say,
“I am the door, O enter now;
There is no other way.”
 
2. 
How few are ent’ring in!
O come we would implore;
How sad if you should stand and knock,
When God has shut the door.
 
3. 
How few are ent’ring in!
Will you reject His love,
His only way, His truth and life
Revealed from Heaven above?
 
4. 
How few are ent’ring in!
Beware, O soul, beware,
Lest you neglect the call of God
And end in dark despair.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ G. W. Martin
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)
tune→ Leominster
First line→ How few are ent’ring in!
Chorus→ Will you not enter in?

123: How Clear the Call of Jesus

1. 
How clear the call of Jesus,
In accents low and sweet:
“Come now ye heavy laden,
And rest your weary feet;
My peace and sweet forgiveness
Your troubled heart will know,
And I will gently lead you
Where living waters flow.”
 
2. 
Your only hope is Jesus,
O do not turn away.
For you must stand before Him
On that great judgment day;
When those of every nation
Before Him will appear;
All who despised His mercy,
In awful guilt and fear.
 
3. 
How kind the heart of Jesus,
His voice is calling still;
Grieve not the Holy Spirit;
Do not resist His will.
Your days and years are passing
Spent, as a tale that’s told;
Will you remain a stranger
And lost outside the fold?
 
4. 
So very near the Kingdom,
Since God hath brought you nigh;
How sad if unrepenting,
In all your sins you die,
O heed the Saviour’s warning,
Outside no longer wait,
God’s call may cease forever,
And you may call too late.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ G. J. Webb
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Webb
First line→ How clear the call of Jesus,

123: How Clear the Call of Jesus

1. 
How clear the call of Jesus,
In accents low and sweet:
“Come now ye heavy laden,
And rest your weary feet;
My peace and sweet forgiveness
Your troubled heart will know,
And I will gently lead you
Where living waters flow.”
 
2. 
Your only hope is Jesus,
O do not turn away.
For you must stand before Him
On that great judgment day;
When those of every nation
Before Him will appear;
All who despised His mercy,
In awful guilt and fear.
 
3. 
How kind the heart of Jesus,
His voice is calling still;
Grieve not the Holy Spirit;
Do not resist His will.
Your days and years are passing
Spent, as a tale that’s told;
Will you remain a stranger
And lost outside the fold?
 
4. 
So very near the Kingdom,
Since God hath brought you nigh;
How sad if unrepenting,
In all your sins you die,
O heed the Saviour’s warning,
Outside no longer wait,
God’s call may cease forever,
And you may call too late.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6

124: How Fresh and Green

1. 
How fresh and green the pastures fair
Where the good Shepherd leads His sheep;
The river of God’s pleasure there
Flows on forever, still and deep;
Afar from all the strife and gloom,
He rests with all His flock at noon.
 
Chorus
The Shepherd and the sheep rejoice:
How still and sweet those pastures fair;
The desert blooms as paradise,
For God is with His people there.
 
2. 
How sweet the fragrant vale of prayer
Where Jesus loved to watch and pray;
We love to trace His footprints there:
No clouds obscure, no fears dismay;
Our prayers and praise and songs of grace
Like incense fill the holy place.
 
3. 
From all the world, its toil and care,
To watch with Him we turn aside;
Our Shepherd true is waiting there,
And every need will be supplied;
He speaks, how pleasant is His voice!
Our satiated hearts rejoice.
 
4. 
Made meet His sufferings here to share,
Our heavenly gain is earthly loss;
Content if Jesus leads us there,
To labour now and bear the cross
And manifest His life and name,
To all the world His love proclaim.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. Lincoln Hall
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
First line→ How fresh and green the pastures fair
Chorus→ The Shepherd and the sheep rejoice:

125: How Great, How Strong, How Deep

1. 
How great, how strong, how deep the love
Which led my Saviour from above.
To sacrifice His life for me
Upon the Cross of Calvary.
 
Chorus
God’s wrath appeased and swallowed up,
My Saviour drank the bitter cup,
God’s justice satisfied for me,
When He expired on Calvary.
 
2. 
God loved the world and gave His Son,
That life eternal might be won.
Amazing love, He died for me
Upon the Cross of Calvary.
 
3. 
He gave His own most precious blood,
The holy, harmless Son of God.
He paid the ransom price for me,
God’s sinless One, on Calvary.
 
4. 
He loved me even unto death,
And with His last fast failing breath,
He bowed His head and prayed for me,
The Lamb of God on Calvary.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas. H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ How great, how strong, how deep the love
Chorus→ God’s wrath appeased and swallowed up,

126: How Kind was the Heart

1. 
How kind was the heart of the Saviour of men,
His grace and salvation to show,
He came from the bosom of God to reveal
The way, truth and life here below.
 
Chorus
How kind was the heart of the Saviour in living
His life as a light for thee,
O, lift up your eyes and behold your Redeemer,
Bearing your sins on the tree.
 
2. 
How kind was the heart of the Saviour of men
To leave those fair mansions on high,
And bear in His body the sins of the world,
In anguish to suffer and die.
 
3. 
How kind was the heart of the Saviour of men,
In triumph to rise from the grave,
A Prince and a Saviour exalted of God,
His chosen almighty to save.
 
4. 
How loving and kind is the Saviour of men
His nature and life to impart,
To all who will come and acknowledge Him Lord,
And give Him a place in their heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. L. Gilmour (altered)
meter→ 11, 8, 11, 8, 12, 7, 12, 7
First line→ How kind was the heart of the Saviour of men,
Chorus→ How kind was the heart of the Saviour in living

127: How Much it Grieved the Heart of God

1. 
How much it grieved the heart of God,
No tongue can ever tell,
To bruise His pure and Holy Son,
The one He loved so well.
O soul! There was no other way
Sin’s awful debt to pay.
 
Chorus
For you, for me,
He died on Calvary.
 
2. 
How much it grieved the heart of God
To send Him from above
To manifest His truth and life,
His pure and perfect love.
O awful grief! How sad their lot,
His own received Him not.
 
3. 
How much it grieved the heart of God:
All heaven was moved to see
His bitter cup, those drops of blood
In dark Gethsemane,
Exceeding sorrowful, alone,
For sin He must atone.
 
4. 
How much it grieved the heart of God,
Man mocked Him while He prayed;
His crown of thorns, His bleeding wounds,
The world’s sins on Him laid:
God hides His face, O bitter cry,
Forsaken Christ must die.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Edward M. Fuller
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 4, 6
First line→ How much it grieved the heart of God,
Chorus→ For you, for me,

128: How Noble My Estate

1. 
How noble my estate– my happy lot;
I have a friend in Christ who changeth not.
I meet Him daily at the throne of grace
To hear His voice and look upon His face,
In God’s immediate presence there for me
His blood of sprinkling speaks continually.
 
2. 
The veil has gone, God’s new and living way
Appears before my mind, clear as the day.
At His kind Word, my soul with awe draws nigh,
With heart assured, I, “Abba Father,” cry,
There face to face at God’s right hand for me,
My Saviour pleads, He is my surety.
 
3. 
I bow with rev’rence at His blessed feet,
My heart is full, in Him I am complete.
Yes, sanctified and filled with love divine,
Redemption, wisdom, righteousness is mine,
His blood of sprinkling speaking now for me
Has sealed His truth which cannot cease to be.
 
4. 
O heart of mine, be loyal true and brave,
Faithful to Him who triumphed o’er the grave.
The single eye will keep your vision clear,
And perfect love will cast away all fear,
O Lamb of God, Thy sacrifice for me
Shall be my glory everlastingly.
 
5. 
With tender mercies crowned, I rest in peace,
The love wherewith He loved shall never cease.
With love’s unspeakable bond I am bound
To Him who reigns on high with glory crowned,
His rainbow circled throne reveals to me
God’s covenant shall last eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ How noble my estate– my happy lot;

129: How Precious is the Word of God

1. 
How precious is the word of God
To contrite hearts and pure;
How gracious are His promises,
So steadfast, safe and sure.
 
Chorus
When I’m decreasing,
Selflove is ceasing,
Christ is increasing,
Filling all my heart.
 
2. 
How full of joy and sweet content
The souls who seek His face;
And weaned from self His fullness prove,
Receiving grace for grace.
 
3. 
Thus joyful in the place of prayer
Their hearts like incense rise,
An offering pure, acceptable,
A willing sacrifice.
 
4. 
How rich is the abundant store
To those who freely give,
Without reserve, the life He bought;
Receiving life they live.
 
5. 
All grace and truth in fullness dwells
In God’s anointed One,
All that pertains to Godliness
In His beloved Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Maurice A. Clifton
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5
First line→ How precious is the word of God
Chorus→ When I’m decreasing,

130: How Sweet the Name of Jesus

1. 
How sweet the name of Jesus,
That name above all names;
With His own blood He bought me,
And my whole being claims.
I love the name of Jesus,
My Saviour and my King:
And while I have my being
His praises will I sing.
 
2. 
There is no name in Heaven
Or earth I love so well:
He has prepared in glory
A place where I may dwell.
I shall show forth His praises,
The riches of His grace;
And worship my redeemer
Within the holy place.
 
3. 
To bear the name of Jesus
Shall be my joy and crown
The cross is now my portion;
Soon I shall lay it down.
Set free from tribulation,
All sorrow, grief and pain;
Within His courts to serve Him,
How great will be my gain.
 
4. 
His grace is all sufficient
To speed me in the race,
And keep me still enduring
Until I see His face.
How great my consolation,
My anchor shall not fail
Till I am safe for ever
At home, within the veil.
 
5. 
I shall behold my Saviour
His hands, His feet, His side:
I shall fall down and worship
The Lamb of God who died.
Engraven on my forehead
To bear His name divine,
This highest height of honour
For ever shall be mine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Melchior Teschner
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ St. Theodulph
First line→ How sweet the name of Jesus,

131: How Sweet to Trace My Saviour's Steps

1. 
How sweet to trace my Saviour’s steps
Along life’s desert way:
His self denial, faith unfeigned,
His love and zeal each day,
As on this earth for me He trod,
Revealed in flesh the Son of God.
 
Chorus
For thou must ask just what thou wilt,
It shall be surely done.
Thy life within inspires this prayer,
“Lord make me like Thy Son.”
The riches of Thy grace I prove,
The sovereign power of love.
To speed me on until I see,
Thy glorious face above.
 
2. 
Led captive I will follow Him,
Obedient to His voice.
Henceforth my will no more my own,
His will my highest choice,
Until I hear His glad, “Well done,”
The battle fought, the victory won.
 
3. 
How sweet to hear those gracious words,
“If thou abide in me
And let my words abide in you,
Then thou shalt fruitful be,”
 
4. 
The Comforter who dwells within,
Thy love, thy mind and will.
Are working in me mightily,
God’s pleasure to fulfill
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Louis (Ludwig) Spohr (altered)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6
tune→ Gerald
First line→ How sweet to trace my Saviour’s steps
Chorus→ For thou must ask just what thou wilt,

132: How Tenderly Our Shepherd Kind

1. 
How tenderly our Shepherd kind
Would lure our souls to stay
Beside the quiet waters now,
Where we might rest and pray.
 
2. 
Drawn by His Spirit I would seek
That life of hidden rest
And prove the sweetness of His yoke
When wearied and oppressed.
 
3. 
Much coming and much going proves
How weak our faith and love,
Reluctantly the life of self
Yields to the life above.
 
4. 
From self and all that self holds dear
For ever turn away,
And into God’s most tender hands,
Yield all thy life as clay.
 
5. 
The potter then with heav’nly skill
Will mould and fashion you,
Conform your life that you may bear
His image clear and true.
 
6. 
Keep silence, O my soul, and know
The Lord is very near;
Within the temple of thy heart,
God will Himself appear.
 
7. 
His presence sanctifies the whole,
Imparting truce and grace;
Clothed in humility we own
’Tis now a holy place.
 
8. 
Loved with an everlasting love,
A love which cannot cease,
This thought produces in my soul
An everlasting peace.
 
9. 
When sense and things of time have ceased
And all of earth is o’er,
His joy in glory undefiled
Is thine for evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
First line→ How tenderly our Shepherd kind

133: How True the Master's Words

1. 
How true the Master’s words so strong appealing
The Highest wisdom to our minds supply,
God’s only way of fruitfulness revealing,
To fall with Him into the ground and die.
 
2. 
To serve their Master, many hearts are praying,
For grace to honour Him they daily sigh,
Their souls with longing break to keep His sayings,
And fall with Him into the ground and die.
 
3. 
How great the Master’s words, so full of meaning,
To those who seek their Lord to glorify,
His love unspeakable their souls are weaning,
To fall with Him into the ground and die.
 
4. 
Oh, hear the Master’s message and retaining
The faithful words of Him who cannot lie,
Let us go forth, the love of Christ constraining,
And fall with Him into the ground and die.
 
5. 
Oh, Blessed Master, Thou shalt do the choosing,
Thy life in me Thou now shalt magnify,
Strengthen my heart and will to do the losing,
And fall with Him into the ground and die.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. L. Benjamin
meter→ 11, 10, 11, 10
tune→ Emilia
First line→ How true the Master’s words so strong appealing

134: I am a Stranger

1. 
I am a stranger in the earth,
Hide not Thy precious word.
Much comfort, peace and blessedness
To me it doth afford,
My soul is longing now to prove
Thy judgments pure and true,
Thy word is hidden in my heart,
To influence all I do.
 
2. 
Enlarge my heart and I shall run
The way of Thy commands,
And I will choose the way of life,
For this Thy law demands;
I shall observe and keep Thy law,
Therein I do delight,
And I will walk at liberty,
Rejoicing in the light.
 
3. 
My heart is fixed on Thee, my God,
Thou shalt my life control.
Thy quick’ning spirit now impart,
Thou guardian of my soul,
I daily, hourly need Thy grace,
Be Thou my strength and tower,
And keep me safe from every foe,
By Thine Almighty power.
 
4. 
My days are but a handbreadth here,
Lord teach me to be wise.
The lowly way, Thy chast’ning hand
I shall not then despise,
Stay Thou my mind on things above,
And from Thy bounteous store,
Give me the grace and virtue now,
To serve and love Thee more.
 
5. 
Guide Thou my feet when dark the way,
And Satan’s power I feel.
Direct me with Thy still small voice,
Thy mind and will reveal,
Dwell Thou within and keep me pure
And subject to Thy will,
Then I shall praise Thy Holy name,
And righteousness fulfill.
 
6. 
Remember, Lord, how short my time,
Thy will for me unfold.
The days and years so swiftly pass,
Spent like a tale that’s told,
And soon this earthly house must fall,
Let not my pray’r be vain,
Help me to live that after death
My life may speak again.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ R. Hayes Willis
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ I am a stranger in the earth,

135: I am Abiding in Jesus

1. 
I am abiding in Jesus;
His words abiding in me
Give me access to His Kingdom,
Keep me unfettered and free.
 
Chorus
Jesus Himself is my portion,
Nourished and fed from above,
Dwelling in God and in Jesus,
Rooted and grounded in love.
 
2. 
Light in my soul is now shining,
Jesus abiding within;
He is my propitiation,
Cleansing my soul from all sin.
 
3. 
Bearing my yoke I am learning
Lowliness, meekness of heart,
Love in my soul is abounding,
Binding us never to part.
 
4. 
God’s Holy Spirit my wisdom,
Oh, how I love His pure Word,
Dwelling within me and teaching
Holiness unto the Lord.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. R. Sweney
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ I am abiding in Jesus;
Chorus→ Jesus Himself is my portion,

136: However Sore Your Trouble

1. 
However sore your trouble
How grievous your complaint
Think on the Master’s counsel,
Pray always, do not faint.
 
2. 
God will avenge His chosen
Who pray continually,
Rebuke the adversary
Who is too strong for thee.
 
3. 
Though dreary dark and lonesome
Both day and night may be.
Have faith God will remember,
Avenge you speedily.
 
4. 
His word cannot be broken,
Faint not and thou shalt see
The pray’r of faith will save you,
From bondage set you free.
 
5. 
In Jesus name prevailing,
Thy importunity
Will move the heart of heaven,
God shall remember thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Justin H. Knecht
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Knecht
First line→ However sore your trouble

137: Humility From Heaven Above

1. 
Humility from heav’n above,
Descend and fill my inmost soul,
And let the mind that was in Christ,
My will and being now control.
 
2. 
Lord, let Thine own almighty hand
In love and mercy press me down,
Low in the dust at Jesus feet
My hope, my everlasting crown.
 
3. 
Impart the mind that was in Christ,
Complete Thy work of grace begun,
That I may bear for evermore
The name and image of Thy Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. Baker (alteredb)
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hesperus
First line→ Humility from heav’n above,

138: I am so Straitened in Myself

1. 
I am so straitened in myself,
In this great race I have begun;
O Lord, Thou art my confidence,
Enlarge my heart that I may run.
 
2. 
The prayer of faith shall speed my feet;
And give the clear and single eye,
To shun the net, the tempter’s snare,
And see my Saviour always nigh.
 
3. 
So oft forgetful, I neglect
The great provision Thou hast made,
The faith and love is faint and weak,
My soul is troubled and afraid.
 
4. 
Ingratitude would chill my zeal
And cause my footsteps to decline,
My strong and fearful enemies,
Would paralyse this heart of mine.
 
5. 
I must needs run, my foes pursue,
I fear lest they should overtake
And slay me in the wilderness,
Rebuke them for Thy mercy’s sake.
 
6. 
Then swifter than the eagle’s flight,
My soul on wings shall rise to Thee,
Thy blest commandments I shall keep,
Rejoicing in Thy liberty.
 
7. 
Stay not Thine own almighty hand,
Until Thy glorious work is done;
Lord, perfect me in holiness,
To bear the image of Thy Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Henry Baker
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hesperus
First line→ I am so straitened in myself,

139: I Am Now a Child of God

1. 
I am now a child of God,
Christ redeemed me by His blood;
For my sins He did atone,
Called me, sealed me as His own,
Henceforth all my life shall be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
 
2. 
Gracious Holy Spirit live
In my soul and daily give
Rich supplies of grace divine,
Sanctify me wholly Thine;
All my spirit, body, soul
I resign to Thy control.
 
3. 
Help me, Lord, to daily die,
Self in all its forms deny;
Bid my carnal mind depart,
Reign supreme within my heart;
God of love and purity,
Fix Thy dwellingplace in me.
 
4. 
Open Thou mine inward ear,
Quicken all my soul to hear;
Help me never to rebel,
All selfwill subdue, dispel;
Thy most gracious Holy Will
Evermore in me fulfil.
 
5. 
Clothed in true humility,
Let me find my all in Thee;
May Thy life in me increase,
Love of self forever cease;
Finish, Lord, Thy work begun,
Mould and make me like Thy Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Richard Redhead
meter→ 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7
tune→ Petra or Ajalon
First line→ I am now a child of God,

140: I Fain Would Flee

1. 
I fain would flee from all that would defile,
And in my Saviour’s presence rest awhile;
With longing heart I yearn to see His face–
My fainting soul repairs to His embrace.
 
2. 
I meet with Him before the throne of grace;
His presence fills that sacred, holy place–
My strength restored, my mind renewed I feel–
The peace of heav’n o’er my whole being steal.
 
3. 
His presence soothes away my grief and pain;
And for His sake I take my cross again–
To follow where my Saviour’s feet have trod,
The way that leads to heav’n and home and God.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ William H. Monk
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Eventide
First line→ I fain would flee from all that would defile,

141: I Find My Rest at Jesus’ Feet

1. 
I find my rest at Jesus’ feet,
In quietness I learn His will
Then follow on with confidence,
Strong in His strength, obedient still.
 
Chorus
In quietness and confidence,
I sit to learn at Jesus’ feet,
Obeying all His holy will,
I find my strength in Him complete.
 
2. 
When fears oppress I seek His face,
Compassionate my Lord draws near,
With words of counsel to console,
And perfect love to cast out fear.
 
3. 
Why should I ever doubt His love?
The love of God in Christ revealed
Is deathless, cannot be destroyed–
The love wherewith my heart is sealed,
 
4. 
Thy hands have made and fashioned me,
Possess this willing heart of mine,
Work Thou in me, Almighty One,
And harmonize my will with Thine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ I find my rest at Jesus’ feet,
Chorus→ In quietness and confidence,

142: I Found Him Whom My Soul Delights

1. 
I found Him whom my soul delights to love,
I held Him fast and would not let Him go,
Until He fixed His dwelling in my heart,
The One alone my soul desires to know.
 
2. 
I charge you do not now disturb my rest.
The comfort of His love is rest indeed;
The Chief among ten thousand, my beloved
Abundantly supplies my souls deep need.
 
3. 
I found Him in the gladness of my soul,
I held Him fast, constraining Him to stay.
My heart is ravished by the look He gave,
And shall be, till the shadows flee away.
 
4. 
O, drink, Beloved, you drink abundantly,
I love to hear the music of His voice,
To feel the touch of His dear hand on mine,
And see His face bids all my soul rejoice.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Maori melody
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ I found Him whom my soul delights to love,

143: I Have a Few Names

1. 
I have a few names who have not
Defiled with sin their garments clean
And they shall walk with me in white,
For they are worthy to be seen.
 
Chorus
With joy the Father shall review,
His chosen ones, the faithful few
Who bore His name though oft reviled,
And kept their garments undefiled.
 
2. 
The overcomers shall be clothed,
In shining raiment white as light,
The Book of Life contains their names,
With record clear on pages bright.
 
3. 
Before my Father’s face above,
With joy their names I will confess,
And angels standing ’round the Throne,
Shall praise Him for His faithfulness.
 
4. 
Their garments, Father, they have kept,
Unsullied, pure and undefiled,
Unspotted from the world they walked,
Who mocked them and by men reviled.
 
5. 
They’re worthy, Lord, to enter in,
And stand complete before Thy face,
The battle fought, the victory won,
Triumphant through Thy wondrous grace.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. McGranahan
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Redemption Ground
First line→ I have a few names who have not
Chorus→ With joy the Father shall review,

144: I Have an Unction From the Holy One

1. 
I have an unction from the holy one,
To teach me all that God would have me know,
And lead me now to walk in all the truth,
While in this tabernacle here below.
 
2. 
The Spirit of the living God will teach
His truth to every willing mind and heart.
An unction from the holy one within
Shall loose the seals and truth divine impart.
 
3. 
No man in heav’n or earth or underneath
Can loose those seals which hide God’s mystery,
The Lamb, the Root of David must prevail,
His life and Spirit must prevail in thee.
 
4. 
God’s holy one from glory undefiled,
Came down on earth, His Father’s heart revealed,
O’er all the powers of darkness He prevailed,
And He alone can loose what God has sealed.
 
5. 
All things are centred in the priceless gift,
This unction from the holy one above,
Oh, soul of mine let all within you bow
To God’s all conq’ring, all prevailing love.
 
6. 
Oh, let the Son of God prevail in you,
This is the secret root of victory,
God’s revelation centres in His Son,
His Son alone has power to set you free.
 
7. 
I have an unction from the holy one,
Oh, soul of mine you are not left alone,
This unction is to teach thee to abide
In Him who centres in th’eternal throne.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. J. Hopkins
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ I have an unction from the holy one,

145: I Have Overcome the World

1. 
“I have overcome the world,”
Hear the words of Jesus.
Daily walking in the truth
From all bondage frees us.
 
Chorus
I will walk in the truth;
Naught from Christ can sever.
Loved with love as strong as death,
I am His forever.
 
2. 
Trusting in the Saviour’s blood,
Darkest clouds are riven,
All my sins are washed away,
All the past forgiven.
 
3. 
Love divine will bear me through
Days of tribulation,
Singing songs of joy and praise
For His great salvation.
 
4. 
Growing in His truth and grace,
Sweet the gospel story;
Those who love Him to the end,
They shall share His glory.
 
5. 
Yield obedience to His Will,
Do not faint or weary,
In His favour there is life,
Days are bright and cheery.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 6, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Near the Cross
First line→ “I have overcome the world,”
Chorus→ I will walk in the truth;

146: I Hear a Voice Unspeakable

1. 
I hear a voice unspeakable,
’Tis sounding on my inward ear,
I lay my honour in the dust,
The Lord of Hosts is drawing near.
 
Chorus
Be still and know that I am God,
O highly favoured soul be still,
Fall down and worship– thou shalt know
The counsel of My Holy Will.
 
2. 
I hear a voice those cannot hear,
Whose restless souls are never still,
Established they can never be,
In holiness unblamable.
 
3. 
I hear a voice that melts my soul,
In self abasement at His feet,
His love, His lowliness and grace,
Have overpowered my will complete.
 
4. 
I hear a voice, a gracious voice,
God shall regard my low estate,
His own right hand hath holden me,
His gentleness hath made me great.
 
5. 
God in the midst, who then can move,
The dwelling place of the Most High?
Thy adversaries, O my soul,
Are trodden down when God is nigh.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ I hear a voice unspeakable,
Chorus→ Be still and know that I am God,

147: I Have Found a Friend

1. 
I have found a friend who will always be
True and faithful now and eternally,
I commit my soul to His tender care,
He will keep me safe from the tempter’s snare.
 
Chorus
Jesus is my friend, he redeemed my soul,
All my life I yield that His Spirit may control,
He will keep me true, for his love divine
Is now shed abroad in this heart of mine.
 
2. 
I rejoice to know He has won my heart,
He’s my soul’s beloved we will never part,
Though my foes are strong, He will give me grace,
To endure the cross and His footprints trace.
 
3. 
I have perfect peace as the race I run,
For my mind is stayed on the holy one,
All my inmost foes are subdued and still,
As I daily bow to His holy will.
 
4. 
With the shield of faith, in His armour clad,
I have proved His power and my heart is glad,
All the hosts of sin at His presence fall,
In His strength made strong, I shall conquer all.
 
5. 
Every day I fear lest His heart I grieve,
For His grace divine I should not receive,
’Tis by faith I stand in His presence here,
And I need not fall, for my Lord is near.
 
6. 
Jesus dwells with me in communion sweet,
And I sit and learn at my Saviour’s feet,
Treasures hidden deep from the present sealed
By His Spirit now are to babes revealed.
 
7. 
In a little while I shall see His face,
For His Heart of love has prepared a place
Where His children true in the light may stand
In our Father’s home at His own right hand.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 10, 10
First line→ I have found a friend who will always be
Chorus→ Jesus is my friend, he redeemed my soul,

148: I Have a Friend in Jesus

1. 
I have a friend in Jesus,
Whose love shall never fail,
His own right hand is leading,
Safe home within the veil.
 
2. 
I have a friend in Jesus
At God’s right hand above,
I know He ever liveth
To plead for me in love.
 
3. 
I have a friend in Jesus;
Accepted now in Him,
The heart of God receives me,
This truth no power can dim.
 
4. 
I have a friend in Jesus.
In love for me He died,
The wrath of God appeasing,
His justice satisfied.
 
5. 
I have a friend in Jesus,
In His sure word I see
That where He is in glory,
There shall His servant be.
 
6. 
To see His face and serve Him,
In His fair home on high
Shall be my highest honour,
Where love can never die.
 
7. 
There I shall dwell forever,
His will my greatest joy,
Eternal rest my portion,
Which nothing can destroy.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. H. Knecht
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Knecht
First line→ I have a friend in Jesus,

149: I Have But One Desire

1. 
I have but one desire,
One purpose to fulfil,
One thought is burning in my soul,
To do God’s Holy will.
 
2. 
’Tis love inspires the flame
Which shall forever burn,
Love from the living heart of God,
Which shall to Him return.
 
3. 
’Tis love consumes the whole,
The life I have to give,
And thus in giving all to Him,
In Him alone I live.
 
4. 
I would not keep a part;
All unreservedly,
Most willingly I give to Him,
Who gave His all for me.
 
5. 
This is my highest joy,
This is my chief delight,
To burn with love like “lamps of fire”
Before Him day and night.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
First line→ I have but one desire,

150: I Have Longed for Thy Salvation

1. 
I have longed for Thy salvation,
Oh, what longings in my soul.
Hasten, Lord, Thy new creation,
Sanctify and make me whole.
 
2. 
I have longed for Thy salvation,
All my longing soul would see
Thy great power amid temptation,
To impart integrity.
 
3. 
I have longed for Thy salvation,
Longing that I may obtain
Power to yield in resignation,
To my Saviour’s righteous reign.
 
4. 
I have longed for Thy salvation,
Freed from all that would defile,
Full, entire the separation
Of the precious from the vile.
 
5. 
I have longed for Thy salvation,
Nothing else can satisfy,
I have longed with expectation,
Christ, my Lord, to glorify.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ St. Oswald or St. Ambrose
First line→ I have longed for Thy salvation, Oh

151: I Have Longed for Thy Salvation, Prayed

1. 
I have longed for Thy salvation,
Prayed with earnest supplication,
Sighed to know its application
To my heart, to my heart.
 
2. 
Christ in me is my salvation,
All my hope and expectation,
He is God’s own revelation
To my heart, to my heart.
 
3. 
On His heart His new creation
He has sealed– no separation;
This is God’s own consolation
To my heart, to my heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Thos. Cairns
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 6
tune→ Pitcairn
First line→ I have longed for Thy salvation, Prayed

152: I Have Not Much to Give

1. 
I have not much to give,
But Thou shalt have my best,
In all my great unworthiness,
In Thy great love I rest.
 
2. 
A vessel I would be
In Thine own loving hands,
Desiring nought but Thy good will,
Fulfilling love’s demands.
 
3. 
My choice and will I leave
To Him who cannot err,
I look within my heart to find,
His Will is written there.
 
4. 
His favour to my life,
He calls me now His friend,
His faithfulness shall never fail,
His love shall never end.
 
5. 
I know where He is now,
There shall His servants be,
To see His face and hear His name,
With joy eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Charles E. Kettle
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
tune→ Woolwich
First line→ I have not much to give,

153: I Know in Whom I Have Believed

1. 
I know in whom I have believed,
And on that last great day I’ll stand
Clothed in Christ’s robe of righteousness,
Approved of God, at His right hand.
 
Chorus
I know in whom I have believed:
I am persuaded God will keep,
Deep hidden in His heart of love,
His tender lambs, His chosen sheep.
 
2. 
I know in whom I have believed;
And though He slay me, I will trust,
Acknowledge all His holy will,
Though broken, humbled in the dust.
 
3. 
I know in whom I have believed;
No mind can comprehend or trace
The length and breadth and depth of love,
His free, unmeasured, boundless grace.
 
4. 
I know in whom I have believed
And shall not fear on that great day,
Safe hidden in the heart of God,
When heaven and earth shall pass away.
 
5. 
I know in whom I have believed,
Made like my Master I shall be;
Complete in Him, the perfect one,
Approved of God eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ I know in whom I have believed,
Chorus→ I know in whom I have believed:

154: I Know That I Shall Never Part

1. 
I know that I shall never part
From Him whom I have learned to love,
He fills the temple of my heart,
The Prince of Peace from heaven above.
 
Chorus
He bears my name upon His hands,
His name is graven on my heart.
Love leads the way of His commands,
And we shall never, never part.
 
2. 
I nothing am and less than nought,
But I am found complete in Him,
Fullness of life His blood has bought,
This truth eternal nought can dim.
 
3. 
Soon I shall see Him as He is,
His name and likeness I shall bear,
Eternally show forth His praise,
His glory undefiled shall share.
 
4. 
Meanwhile I want to suffer now,
According to His holy will;
Low in the dust, I gladly bow,
Thy righteousness in me fulfil.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ I know that I shall never part
Chorus→ He bears my name upon His hands,

155: I Know That My Redeemer Lives

1. 
I know that my Redeemer lives,
And I shall dwell with Him;
The light of God within my soul
No power on earth can dim.
 
Chorus
My life is in the Master’s hands
To purify and mould;
When tested, tried, I’m satisfied
I shall come forth as gold.
 
2. 
I know in whom I have believed,
My living hope and stay;
The trust I have in Him reposed
He never will betray.
 
3. 
I am persuaded He will keep
The life I freely give;
In glad obedience to His claims,
I die that I may live.
 
4. 
I know that my Redeemer lives
To intercede for me
And give me grace to bear the cross–
To bear it patiently.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Old German Tune
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
tune→ Ellacombe
First line→ I know that my Redeemer lives,
Chorus→ My life is in the Master’s hands

155: I Know That My Redeemer Lives

1. 
I know that my Redeemer lives,
And I shall dwell with Him;
The light of God within my soul
No power on earth can dim.
 
Chorus
My life is in the Master’s hands
To purify and mould;
When tested, tried, I’m satisfied
I shall come forth as gold.
 
2. 
I know in whom I have believed,
My living hope and stay;
The trust I have in Him reposed
He never will betray.
 
3. 
I am persuaded He will keep
The life I freely give;
In glad obedience to His claims,
I die that I may live.
 
4. 
I know that my Redeemer lives
To intercede for me
And give me grace to bear the cross–
To bear it patiently.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)

156: I Lay My Head on Jesus

1. 
I lay my head on Jesus’ breast
In all my weariness and need,
No tongue can tell how I am blest;
The rest He gives is rest indeed.
 
2. 
I hear His voice and see His face,
As on His bosom I recline,
His love, His tenderness and grace
Have conquered all this heart of mine.
 
3. 
His gracious words of counsel bring
A strength and gladness to my soul,
My being is inspired to sing,
And wholly yield to His control.
 
4. 
The beauty of His holiness
In silent wonder I adore,
And in His peace and righteousness,
I shall rejoice for evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Rivaulx
First line→ I lay my head on Jesus’ breast

157: I Long to Drink more Deeply

1. 
I long to drink more deeply
Of God’s unmeasured love,
So pure, so true and changeless,
Revealed from Heaven above,
Made clear and plain in Jesus,
As on this earth He trod,
The source of hidden wisdom,
Incarnate Son of God.
 
2. 
I long to have His Spirit,
His patient toiling life,
To labour on undaunted,
Amid sin’s deadly strife,
Fulfilling God’s good pleasure,
And doing all His will,
One Spirit with the Father,
His purpose to fulfil.
 
3. 
He faced the awful sorrow,
He bore the curse of God,
His heart was torn with anguish,
While love was shed abroad
To manifest to sinners
That all the world might claim
Redemption, free forgiveness,
Since He, God’s Lamb was slain.
 
4. 
The sun in silent wonder,
Amazed, withdrew its light,
The gathering darkness settled
Into the shades of night,
As Jesus hung expiring,
Forsaken on the tree,
O, love so strong and deathless,
The sons of men to free.
 
5. 
He rose, He rose victorious,
O’er death, sin and the grave,
He lives, He lives triumphant,
With mighty power to save,
Now He is interceding
At God’s right hand on high,
And we shall share His glory,
Where love can never die.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ A. Ewing
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Ewing
First line→ I long to drink more deeply

158: I Long to Dwell Within Thy Courts

1. 
I long to dwell within Thy courts,
To hear Thy voice divine,
I long to know my will is made
Subservient to Thine.
 
Chorus
Bestow on me Thy richest grace,
Complete the work begun,
That I may bear on that great day
The likeness of Thy Son.
 
2. 
I long to bear Thy Holy name,
And bear it worthily,
I long to bring an off’ring, Lord,
Acceptable to Thee.
 
3. 
Thy love O, Lord how strong and deep,
A vast immensity,
Thou didst not spare Thine only Son,
That I might ransomed be.
 
4. 
Delivered up to shame and scorn,
No sacrifice too great,
He died upon the cruel tree
To open Heaven’s gate.
 
5. 
How sweet to know those gracious words,
That Thou shalt freely give
All things to those He hath redeemed,
Who for His glory live.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. McGranahan
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ I long to dwell within Thy courts,
Chorus→ Bestow on me Thy richest grace,

159: I Long to Love My Saviour More

1. 
I long to love my Saviour more and more,
To worship Him and all His way adore,
He is my shield, in Him I rest in peace.
I know my love for Him will never cease.
 
2. 
The love I have came from the heart of God,
His Holy Spirit shed that love abroad
Within my heart to make me one with Him
Who is my life, my light that ne’er grows dim.
 
3. 
He pleads my cause before His Father’s throne,
My righteousness is found in Him alone,
The voice that speaks, His all atoning blood,
Shall sure prevail before the Throne of God.
 
4. 
One Spirit with my Lord no more to part,
His love the bond that binds us heart with heart,
Love is the only bond of perfectness,
To bind and make us one in holiness.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Maori melody
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ I long to love my Saviour more and more,

160: I Love the Perfect Way

1. 
I love the perfect way
That leads to God and rest;
I love to follow Jesus here,
Obeying His behest.
 
Chorus
I love my Shepherd true;
His choice my choice shall be;
His holy will shall be my will,
That He may live in me.
 
2. 
He found me deep in sin,
With sorrow in my heart;
He filled my soul with joy and peace
And bid my sins depart.
 
3. 
I love His holy name,
Delight with Him to dwell;
The love of God, so sweet to me,
My tongue can never tell.
 
4. 
It is His life that gives
Me power to walk with God;
And this is why I love the path
Where Jesus’ feet have trod.
 
5. 
He ever will control
The yielded life and will,
In humble, contrite hearts, delight
His purpose to fulfil.
 
6. 
I now rejoice to be
Like Him cast out, denied,
In Him my longing heart is stilled,
Forever satisfied.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)
First line→ I love the perfect way
Chorus→ I love my Shepherd true;

161: I Love to Sit With Jesus

1. 
I love to sit with Jesus,
Down in the lowest room.
His presence is my sunshine,
Dispelling nature’s gloom.
He keeps my vision clear and strong,
He is my everlasting song.
 
2. 
I love to be with Jesus,
When I am weaned and still.
My heart and mind is quickened,
To know and do His will,
Obeying from a willing heart,
And choose with Him the better part.
 
3. 
I love to speak with Jesus,
And have my mind renewed
Alone with Him in secret,
Where nothing can intrude.
Receive His counsel, words of grace,
His righteousness and holiness.
 
4. 
I love to learn of Jesus,
How I may overcome.
Before Him I am silent,
My lips are mute and dumb.
He speaks, “If ye abide in Me,
Much more than conqueror you shall be.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 8, 8
First line→ I love to sit with Jesus,

162: I Love to Think of Jesus

1. 
I love to think of Jesus,
Who came from heaven above.
Forsaking home and glory
In all His matchless love.
He came to die for sinners;
My soul, oh, can it be.
In all His tender mercy,
He came to die for me.
 
2. 
I love to think of Jesus,
Upon the cross of shame.
I ask my soul the question,
Was it for me He came?
God’s Holy Spirit answers,
And in His light I see.
That Jesus hung and suffered,
Upon the cross for me.
 
3. 
I love to think of Jesus,
Who left His Father’s heart;
In all His grace and pity,
He came to take my part.
His life the Light of Ages,
In time, eternally.
The word of God incarnate,
Christ now revealed in me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chrétien d’Urhan
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Rutherford
First line→ I love to think of Jesus,

163: I Need the Mind of Christ

1. 
I need the mind of Christ,
His pure and holy mind,
That all my inmost soul may be
Unto His law inclined.
 
Chorus
Most Holy Spirit, lead;
O speed my feet to run,
That I may gain the highest prize:
The image of God’s Son.
 
2. 
I need the mind of Christ
To do God’s holy will,
With all my heart, my soul and strength,
The law of love fulfil.
 
3. 
I need the mind of Christ,
His fervent love and zeal,
That I may daily grow in grace
And gain the Spirit’s seal.
 
4. 
I need the mind of Christ
To follow where He trod,
To perfect me in holiness,
In love and fear of God.
 
5. 
I need the mind of Christ,
O may His mind increase,
Subdue the law of sin and death,
And give me life and peace.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ G. W. Martin
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)
tune→ Leominster
First line→ I need the mind of Christ,
Chorus→ Most Holy Spirit, lead;

164: I Need Thy Grace

1. 
I need Thy grace, O Lamb of God,
To aid me in the pilgrim way;
I tremble at the tempter’s power
And feel my need to watch and pray.
 
2. 
O let me now abide in Thee:
Thou art my shield and hiding place,
Thy precious blood my only plea,
While waiting at the throne of grace.
 
3. 
Thy tender love and mercy, Lord,
Subdue this stubborn heart of mine;
They flood and fill my inmost soul
And claim and make me wholly Thine.
 
4. 
I come to Thee to find soulrest
And nestle closer to Thy side;
How base the heart that would betray
The soul’s redeemer, friend and guide.
 
5. 
Though heaven and earth may pass away,
Thy word will stand forever sure;
The promise is, they shall be saved
Who faithful to the end endure.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Ralph Harrison
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Warrington
First line→ I need Thy grace, O Lamb of God,

165: I Rest in Jesus

1. 
I rest in Jesus and my rest is sweet,
All that I need I find in Him complete,
How kind and true the loving heart of God,
To send His Son and save me by His blood.
 
2. 
He came in love to give Himself for me,
And sacrifice His life on Calvary,
He paid the utmost penalty for sin,
To open Heaven’s door and let me in.
 
3. 
When doubts and fears assail and foes distress,
He is my refuge in this wilderness,
Obtaining mercy at the Throne of Grace,
He speeds my feet to run the heavenly race.
 
4. 
Pursued by fiery trials and oppressed,
I flee to Him and enter into rest,
When evil wandering thoughts would overpower,
He is my hiding place and my strong tower.
 
5. 
His grace and mercy is my only hope,
With manifold temptations I must cope,
Across my way the net of sin is spread,
His power alone can bruise the serpent’s head.
 
6. 
His everlasting covenant is mine,
His love is deathless, never can decline,
My Shepherd true will lead me all the way;
In Him I live, He is my strength and stay.
 
7. 
God’s priceless gift– His gift unspeakable–
He offers free to whosoever will.
This gift of life divine is in His Son,
In Him alone the Crown of Life is won.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. Langrom
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Evensong
First line→ I rest in Jesus and my rest is sweet,

166: I Sink Beneath the Hand of God

1. 
I sink beneath the hand of God,
And sinking, seek to rise no more.
Self seeking, selfishness and sin
Detesting, I despise, deplore.
 
2. 
Self love, that secret subtle foe,
Shall have no place within my soul.
God’s humble, meek and lowly One,
The Son of Man shall have control.
 
3. 
I sink, and sinking unto God,
My soul is safe and sanctified.
Set as a seal upon His heart,
I am much more than satisfied.
 
4. 
My soul with satisfaction sees
The source and sum of sov’reign bliss,
And sighing, seeks for solace there,
Since nought can satisfy but this.
 
5. 
In God I live, in God I move,
My being bows before His face,
In spirit soars to scenes above,
To praise the glories of His grace.
 
6. 
Love binds me to the Living God,
Undying love shall not decline;
The love wherewith He loved His Son
Is dwelling in this heart of mine.
 
7. 
He brought me nigh with His own blood,
O God, was ever love like Thine–
That love which loved me unto death,
Its name and nature is divine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. S. Oakley (Arrangement)
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Abends
First line→ I sink beneath the hand of God,

167: I Sit Alone With God

1. 
I sit alone with God.
His Spirit draws me there,
I cannot live without His grace,
His love and tender care.
 
2. 
I sit alone with God,
My heart is weak and faint,
My doubts and fears and grief prevail,
I mourn in my complaint.
 
3. 
I sit alone with God,
And raise my pleading hands
In mute appeal, His heart is moved,
I know He understands.
 
4. 
I sit alone with God,
He sees my fears and sighs,
The groaning of the prisoner
He never will despise.
 
5. 
I sit alone with God;
In love He deals with me.
My soul is filled with tenderness,
He speaks so lovingly.
 
6. 
I sit alone with God;
He reads my inmost heart,
Applies the searchlight of His truth,
Revealing every part.
 
7. 
I sit alone with God,
And while I thus remain,
His love reveals my lack of love,
A deep and crimson stain.
 
8. 
I sit alone with God,
Confused and silent now;
Self lives and reigns where Christ should be,
And to this truth I bow.
 
9. 
I sit alone with God,
I know self must decrease;
My soul has heard the bridegroom’s voice,
And Christ, He must increase.
 
10. 
I sit alone with God,
His voice, how passing sweet,
Deny, forsake, forget thyself,
In Christ thou art complete.
 
11. 
I sit alone with God,
My soul is weaned and still,
Subdued, submissive and resigned
To all His Holy will.
 
12. 
I sit alone with God,
My centre and my Sun,
Held fast in His divine embrace;
Love’s mighty work is done.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Robert Jackson
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
tune→ Trentham
First line→ I sit alone with God.

168: I Trust in God and Will not Fear

1. 
I trust in God and will not fear,
I know He cannot fail
Jehovah is my strength and song,
My foes shall not prevail.
 
2. 
I trust in Him and trust I will,
His gracious word is sure,
And all His precious promises
For ever shall endure.
 
3. 
I trust and though my faith is tried,
He will not let me fall,
His word shall stand immutable,
Through Him I’ll conquer all.
 
4. 
I trust submissive to His will,
Resigned in His dear hand,
Weaned and obedient to His voice,
Fulfilling His command.
 
5. 
I’ll trust Him in temptations hour,
When chastenings sore abound,
Though sifted, not one grain of wheat
Shall fall upon the ground.
 
6. 
I trust in Him, my faithful God,
And cast on Him my care,
He will not let me suffer here
More than my soul can bear.
 
7. 
I’ll trust Him till the journey’s o’er,
In His fair home above,
There I shall dwell and reign with Him,
In pure and perfect love.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Asa Hull (Arranged)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Abney
First line→ I trust in God and will not fear,

169: I Want an Open Ear

1. 
I want an open ear,
The single eye to see,
And purity of heart to know
What God requires of me.
 
2. 
I want the quickened mind
To grasp and understand,
The will to run obediently
The way of His commands.
 
3. 
Armed with the mind of Christ,
I unreservedly
Give all for all, that Christ alone
My light and life may be.
 
4. 
To die indeed to sin
Is now my highest choice,
I must decrease, since I have heard
The Heavenly Bridegroom’s voice.
 
5. 
This is my one desire,
My prayer continually–
Till self is lost and swallowed up,
He must increase in me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
First line→ I want an open ear,

170: I Want to be Like Jesus, Meek

1. 
I want to be like Jesus,
Meek, lowly, undefiled;
To all God’s will submissive,
Obedient as His child.
 
Chorus
The call of grace has reached me;
This all my prayer shall be–
Most gracious, Holy Father,
Reveal Thy Son in me.
 
2. 
I want the love of Jesus
To fill my heart and soul,
To sanctify my being,
My mind and will control.
 
3. 
I want to serve like Jesus
And take the lowly place,
Receiving with the humble
The fulness of His grace.
 
4. 
I want to learn of Jesus
Till perfect and complete;
This is the one thing needful,
Found only at His feet.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
First line→ I want to be like Jesus, Meek
Chorus→ The call of grace has reached me;

171: I Want to be Like Jesus, to Have

1. 
I want to be like Jesus,
To have His mind and will,
His meek and lowly spirit,
Obedient, gentle, still.
 
2. 
I want to be like Jesus,
With clear and single eye,
To penetrate the glory
Laid up for me on high.
 
3. 
Mine eyes shall see His beauty,
God’s perfect, holy one;
The crown of glory waiting
For me when life is done.
 
4. 
Mine eyes shall see the Saviour,
And I shall bear His name,
Conformed unto His image,
Before Him without blame.
 
5. 
I want the mind of Jesus,
His Spirit to control,
His love alone possessing
My spirit, body, soul.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6
First line→ I want to be like Jesus, To

172: I Want to Give Myself

1. 
I want to give myself to prayer,
In mercy, Lord, bestow Thy grace,
I would in all humility
Of mind and heart now seek Thy face.
 
2. 
’Tis thus my soul desires to serve,
By prayer and faithful ministry,
To call those lost and wand’ring sheep,
That they may find their rest in Thee.
 
3. 
O Lamb of God, Thy blood was shed
To make atonement for the soul,
And save Thy people from their sins,
To fully cleanse and make them whole.
 
4. 
I will approach Thy mercy seat,
My spirit poor, with Thee I plead,
I have no might, Increase my strength,
Thy grace and strength I sorely need.
 
5. 
Men ought to pray, the Saviour said,
Faint not and God will have respect;
Though faith and patience may be tried,
God shall avenge His own elect.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Calm
First line→ I want to give myself to prayer,

173: I Want to Walk With God

1. 
I want to walk with God in clearer light.
His light dispels the darkness gloom and night.
I want more faith, more hope, more confidence
In Him who is my soul’s sure recompense.
 
2. 
My Saviour’s name and image I would bear,
Sustained by grace His sufferings here to share,
This priceless gift I shall from God partake,
Believe in Him and suffer for His sake.
 
3. 
To suffer thus to me is holy ground,
In Him my consolations shall abound;
The daily death I shall no longer dread,
Since Jesus is Himself my living Head.
 
4. 
Delivered unto death and daily strife,
All that is mortal swallowed up in life,
The selfsame thing that works in me, is God,
Who leads me in the way my Saviour trod.
 
5. 
O, may the light of faith shine clearer still,
Lest I come short and fail to do His will,
The promises I shall believe, I must,
In God that cannot lie my soul shall trust.
 
6. 
I want the love wherewith God loved His Son
To be my portion, bind and make us one;
Then sanctified in spirit, mind and heart,
Eternally made one, we cannot part.
 
7. 
The suff’rings of this present time I need,
That I may learn in thought, in word, in deed,
How to put off the old, put on the new–
My Saviour’s mind and will observe and do.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. J. Hopkins (Arranged)
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ I want to walk with God in clearer light.

174: I Was Wandering Alone

1. 
I was wand’ring alone,
Far away from my home,
My heart full of fear and unrest,
When a stranger drew near–
Oh, what comfort and cheer,
He pillowed my head on His breast.
When a stranger drew near,
Oh, what comfort and cheer,
He pillowed my head on His breast,
He pillowed my head on His breast.
 
2. 
It was Jesus who came,
Sought my life to reclaim,
I had heard of Him oft before,
And though sorrows of sin
Were oppressing within,
I fain would have entered the door,
And though sorrows of sin
Were oppressing within,
I fain would have entered the door,
I fain would have entered the door.
 
3. 
He entreated me come
And no longer to roam.
I entered to walk in the way,
’Twas His love won my heart
And we never can part,
His presence my fears now allay,
’Twas His love won my heart,
And we never can part,
His presence my fears now allay,
His presence my fears now allay.
 
4. 
As I walk in the light,
We have fellowship sweet,
His blood cleansing me from all sin,
He is near by my side
With His counsel to guide,
The glory with Him I shall win,
He is near by my side
With His counsel to guide.
The glory with Him I shall win,
The glory with Him I shall win.
 
5. 
Where He leads me I go,
Leaving all here below,
There is nought I count dear for Him,
And though briars and thorns
All the pathway bestrew,
He knoweth the way which I take,
And though briars and thorns
All the pathway bestrew,
He knoweth the way which I take,
He knoweth the way which I take.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Philip Phillips
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 8, 8
First line→ I was wand’ring alone,

175: I Want to Follow Jesus

1. 
I want to follow Jesus
Since He has gone before,
I long to trace His footprints
And love Him more and more.
He is my great example,
In His pure life I see
All, all that God the Father
Has chosen me to be.
 
Chorus
His love is never failing,
His prayers are all prevailing,
His blood is all availing
Before the throne for me.
 
2. 
The light from Heav’n is shining
So clearly in my soul,
My heart is now His dwelling,
His spirit has control.
He is my life and being,
In His pure light I see
All, all that God the Father
Has willed that I should be.
 
3. 
He came, the truth revealing,
Down from the heart of God,
That I might love and serve Him
And follow where He trod.
O word of God unchanging,
In Thy pure truth I see
Where Jesus is in glory,
There shall His servant be.
 
4. 
O Lamb of God, I’ll follow.
Thy voice I will obey,
Since Thine own blood most holy
Has washed my sins away.
My advocate is pleading
By faith I hear and see
The blood of sprinkling speaking
In Heav’n above for me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 7, 7, 6
tune→ Evangel
First line→ I want to follow Jesus
Chorus→ His love is never failing,

176: I Want to Leave My Choice and Will

1. 
I want to leave my choice and will
In Him whose choice and will are best,
Through grace, resigned, submissive still,
His choice and will– my soul’s sure rest.
 
2. 
I must decrease, all self must cease,
That Christ may now be formed in me
And manifest, His life and peace,
His holiness and purity.
 
3. 
In all things heark’ning to His voice,
His choice shall be the better part,
His loving counsel shall rejoice
My willing and obedient heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. Baker
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hesperus
First line→ I want to leave my choice and will

177: I Want to Tell You More

1. 
I want to tell you more about the Saviour,
How He was wounded on the cruel tree;
In tenderness and love for you He suffered,
Poured out His life in grief and agony,
Upon the cross He bowed His sacred head,
It was for you His precious blood was shed,
It was for you His precious blood was shed.
 
2. 
He was oppressed for you, He was afflicted,
Smitten of God in dark Gethsemane,
O wondrous love God’s fearful wrath partaking,
He drank the cup and now your soul is free,
It pleased the Father thus to bruise His Son,
He was made sin for you, God’s sinless One,
He was made sin for you, God’s sinless One.
 
3. 
Those bleeding wounds reveal His deep compassion,
His sure, unfailing never changing love,
How great the price He paid for your redemption,
Leaving the glories of His home above,
Bearing your sins He died on Calvary,
His tender loving heart was pierced for thee,
His tender loving heart was pierced for thee.
 
4. 
Will you not come and falling down before Him,
Pressing your lips to His dear wounded feet,
In love and gratitude your Lord adoring,
Present your life, your all to Him complete,
He sacrificed His life so willingly,
That you might be His own eternally,
That you might be His own eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 11, 10, 11, 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ I want to tell you more about the Saviour,

178: I Want to Take the Lowest Room

1. 
I want to take the lowest room,
Since Jesus leads me there,
He took the lowest for my sake
And why should I forbear
To take with Him the lowest place,
And prove the fulness of His grace?
 
2. 
I want to take the lowest room,
Where Jesus waits to guide
The meek and lowly willing heart
When self is set aside,
His grace sustains the humble soul,
His spirit sanctifies the whole.
 
3. 
I want to take the lowest room,
I want to take it now,
In all humility of mind
Before my Master bow,
He took the servant’s place for me,
My Saviour, I would follow Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ I want to take the lowest room,

179: I Will Follow My Saviour

1. 
I will follow my Saviour o’er life’s darkest way,
And my heart shall not fear as I go;
For His love cannot fail; it is stronger than death,
His own precious word tells me so.
 
Chorus
Unchanging my Saviour remains,
My heart shall not fear as I go,
His love cannot fail, it is stronger than death,
His own precious word tells me so.
my Saviour remains. I go
 
2. 
Jesus came from the Father's bright mansions on high,
To enlighten the world here below,
Showing God’s perfect way, His pure truth and His life,
His own precious word tells me so.
 
3. 
God will make me like Jesus as now I obey,
And His deep hidden myst’ries will show,
He reveals them to all who will suffer with Him,
His own precious word tells me so.
 
4. 
I am conscious of weakness but strong in His grace,
There is vict’ry when facing the foe,
Jesus is my strong tow’r and my rock of defence,
His own precious word tells me so.
 
5. 
I will follow the Lamb wheresoever He leads,
All the prayer of my heart is to know
How to walk in His way, undefiled to the end,
His own precious word tells me how.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Matthew L. McPhail
meter→ 12, 9, 12, 8, 8, 8, 11, 8, 7
First line→ I will follow my Saviour o’er life’s darkest way,
Chorus→ Unchanging my Saviour remains,

180: I Will Travel on With Jesus

1. 
I will travel on with Jesus;
Other voices bid me stay,
But I cannot bear the parting;
I am going all the way.
 
Chorus
All the way! All the way!
I am going all the way.
 
2. 
What is in the world to charm me?
Why should I my Lord betray?
Precious is His love and friendship;
I am going all the way.
 
3. 
We will travel on together,
Naught shall tempt my feet to stray;
His compassion fails me never;
I am going all the way.
 
4. 
Stronger grows the bond of union
As I follow and obey;
There’s no parting from my Saviour;
I am going all the way.
 
5. 
Do not weary me with reason,
For I cannot now delay;
You may have earth’s fading treasures,
I am going all the way.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. B. Bradbury
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 7
tune→ Geshem
First line→ I will travel on with Jesus;
Chorus→ All the way! All the way!

181: I Will Not Turn Aside

1. 
I will not turn aside,
I will not disobey,
Though tempted sore I will not cast
My confidence away.
 
2. 
God’s promises are true,
His word shall never fail,
My soul is anchored safe in Him
Who reigns within the veil.
 
3. 
My soul, be on your guard,
For thou hast many foes,
In life, in death thy confidence
Hold fast since Christ arose.
 
4. 
He lives, the one who died,
The mighty conqueror.
I am accepted now of God,
In Him for evermore.
 
5. 
His servants all shall serve,
And they shall see His face,
Their joy and crown to do His will
Within the Holy place.
 
6. 
In Jesus’ name I will
My confidence hold fast,
And by His grace I shall receive
The crown of life at last.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Louis Burgeois (Arr. William Crotch)
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
tune→ Old 134th
First line→ I will not turn aside,

182: I Will Journey All the Way

1. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer;
In love He sought and found me when astray;
He blotted out my guilty past forever
And placed my feet within the narrow way.
 
Chorus
There is never friend to me like my Redeemer;
I will journey on with Him unto the end.
There is naught in heaven or earth can separate me
From Him who is my everlasting friend.
 
2. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer;
There is no friend with Him that can compare;
For me He laid aside His Father’s glory,
That I with Him eternal joys might share.
 
3. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer;
He loves me with a pure, unchanging love;
His righteousness and grace will make me worthy
To share with Him the Father’s home above.
 
4. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer,
Though others turn aside, their Lord betray;.
His beauty far outshines their earthly treasure;
His love will bear me on till close of day.
 
5. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer,
His yoke is easy to the willing heart;
’Tis more than life to me, His loving favour,
With joy to know that we will never part.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 12, 10, 11, 10, 12, 11, 12, 10
First line→ I will journey all the way with my Redeemer;
Chorus→ There is never friend to me like my Redeemer;

182: I Will Journey All the Way

1. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer;
In love He sought and found me when astray;
He blotted out my guilty past forever
And placed my feet within the narrow way.
 
Chorus
There is never friend to me like my Redeemer;
I will journey on with Him unto the end.
There is naught in heaven or earth can separate me
From Him who is my everlasting friend.
 
2. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer;
There is no friend with Him that can compare;
For me He laid aside His Father’s glory,
That I with Him eternal joys might share.
 
3. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer,
His yoke is easy to the willing heart;
’Tis more than life to me, His loving favour,
With joy to know that we will never part.
 
4. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer;
He loves me with a pure, unchanging love;
His righteousness and grace will make me worthy
To share with Him the Father’s home above.
 
5. 
I will journey all the way with my Redeemer,
Though others turn aside, their Lord betray;.
His beauty far outshines their earthly treasure;
His love will bear me on till close of day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 12, 10, 11, 10, 12, 11, 12, 10

183: I Will Not Let Thee Go

1. 
I will not let Thee go; I must
Thy blessing now obtain,
Since God and truth inspire my trust,
How just and right my claim.
 
2. 
I will not let Thee go; the day
Is hast’ning on apace,
And I must know almighty power,
Thy love and sov’reign grace.
 
3. 
I will not, will not let Thee go,
Lest Satan should deride,
While Father, Son and Spirit pray,
All heaven is on my side.
 
4. 
I will not let Thee go; my soul
Shall wrestle on until
My name is changed and I become
A prince to do Thy will.
 
5. 
I will not let Thee go, Oh, touch
Self will, that I may stay
The workings of the carnal mind,
The mind of Christ obey.
 
6. 
I will not let Thee go; O Lord,
The glorious change be wrought,
That I may go forth to prevail,
A soul Thy blood has bought.
 
7. 
I will not let Thee go; though maimed
And halt, the sun shall rise
Upon a prince that God has sealed,
And gained the royal prize.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
First line→ I will not let Thee go; I must

184: I Will not Trust in Aught of Self

1. 
I will not trust in aught of self,
My heart and flesh will surely fail,
Wait thou, my soul, on God alone,
I know He must, He will prevail.
 
2. 
Let patience have her perfect work,
Keep lowly, humble, faithful, true,
With quiet confidence in God,
Whose will alone you long to do.
 
3. 
Perfect, entire and wanting nought,
Your soul shall dwell and rest at ease,
Commit thy way, your cause to Him,
Whom you alone desire to please.
 
4. 
Let patience have her perfect work,
Root out self will, abase your pride,
The King your beauty will desire
When all self seeking is denied.
 
5. 
An empty vessel now made meet
The Master’s pleasure to fulfill,
High honoured, thus to serve and wait,
According to His gracious will.
 
6. 
Let patience have her perfect work,
That perfected you now may stand,
No choice, no will, an instrument
In God the Father’s mighty hand.
 
7. 
A virtuous soul, oh, who can find,
Where self is truly crucified?
Priceless they are; Christ seeketh such
To be His chosen, Holy Bride.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
First line→ I will not trust in aught of self,

185: I Yield Myself Wholeheartedly

1. 
I yield myself wholeheartedly
That God may will in me,
Henceforth my spirit, body, soul
His dwelling place shall be,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,
Until my course on earth is done.
 
2. 
My life is nevermore my own,
Work Thou in me to will,
Do Thy good pleasure while I wait
Subservient and still,
My highest prize when Thou hast done,
To bear the image of Thy Son.
 
3. 
If there be first a willing mind,
In all sincerity,
With single eye and heart made pure,
Thy Kingdom I shall see,
Since apprehending as I run,
Thy purpose for me in Thy Son.
 
4. 
Accomplish death on all that would
Oppose and hinder Thee.
My being, Lord, I now present
All unreservedly,
Work Thou in me, Almighty One,
The name and nature of Thy Son.
 
5. 
In Him who is my life and truth,
My soul is sanctified,
Acceptable to God in Christ
His cleansing blood applied,
Sealed by His Spirit, now made one
With God the Father, God the Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ I yield myself wholeheartedly

186: If There Be First a Willing Mind

1. 
If there be first a willing mind,
With God this is acceptable,
Oh, let His Spirit draw you now
To offer Him your mind and will.
 
Chorus
One Spirit fills that glorious place,
One name, one nature, there is known,
The love of God and holiness
Forever reigns upon the throne.
 
2. 
God wills that you should holy be,
And in His holy One rejoice,
Abiding in Him faithfully,
That you may hear the Spirit’s voice.
 
3. 
God works in you to will and do
And keep your mind and vision clear.
He gives an understanding heart,
To walk with Him in godly fear.
 
4. 
The hope of God’s high calling is
That you may fully apprehend,
And bear the image of His Son.
God works alone to this one end.
 
5. 
Let never failing love prevail,
Your being fill and keep you true—
The love wherewith God loved His Son
Shall evermore abide in you.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ If there be first a willing mind,
Chorus→ One Spirit fills that glorious place,

187: In Deep Distress

1. 
In deep distress, O Lord, we come;
Our helplessness appeals to Thee;
Thou who in us Thy work hath wrought,
Forsake us not then utterly.
 
Chorus
Our weakness, Lord, appeals to Thee;
Our spirits long for liberty.
O hear our cry, Thou Holy One;
Complete the work Thou hast begun.
 
2. 
Rejoicing in the lowly way,
We fain would walk, we fain would be,
The cross and suffering never shun,
But prove our love and loyalty.
 
3. 
As we present our sacrifice,
Our all we yield with motive pure;
Thy love, Thy life, Thy power we crave,
That we may to the end endure.
 
4. 
O help us then to follow on
With stable hearts, contrite and free,
Complete in Him, the righteous One,
Thy will fulfilling perfectly.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ A. M. Mackay
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Selafo
First line→ In deep distress, O Lord, we come;
Chorus→ Our weakness, Lord, appeals to Thee;

188: I'm Resting So Sweetly in Jesus

1. 
I’m resting so sweetly in Jesus my Lord,
Enriched with His Spirit, sustained by His Word.
No foes can alarm me, no dangers affright.
My soul is enraptured and filled with delight.
 
Chorus
Rest, O my soul, away with thy fear,
Hushed be thy murmuring– Jesus is near;
Cease thy repining: all, all is well;
Blissful the union with Him to dwell.
 
2. 
I’m resting so sweetly in Jesus my Lord,
Love ever lasting and eternal the cord
That binds me to Him who redeemed me from sin
And foes who oppressed me without and within.
 
3. 
I’m resting so sweetly in Jesus my Lord,
There’s nought like Emmanuel can comfort afford.
His joys are supernal, His service is sweet.
My chiefest delight is to learn at His feet.
 
4. 
I’m resting so sweetly in Jesus my Lord,
My heart is united in true glad accord
With Him the Eternal, The all loving one
He chose me and called me and made me His son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 11, 11, 11, 11, 9, 10, 9, 9
First line→ I’m resting so sweetly in Jesus my Lord,
Chorus→ Rest, O my soul, away with thy fear,

189: I'm Satisfied in Jesus Now

1. 
I’m satisfied in Jesus now,
My restless soul is calm and still;
My weary heart has found its home,
My joy it is to do His will.
Then sing, my soul, in sweetest song,
My captive spirit now is free;
At His behest I follow on–
His, only His, henceforth to be.
 
Chorus
Oh! fellowship supremely sweet,
Oh! matchless love so pure, divine;
My soul has found a sure retreat–
The lowly Jesus now is mine.
 
2. 
His love has overpowered my heart,
No longer I in sin repine;
Secure from Satan’s fiery dart,
On Jesus’ breast I now recline.
I hear His kindly whispered word;
With beauty rare His face doth shine;
I feel the pressure of His hand,
Assuring me that He is mine.
 
3. 
I’ll follow Him, the sinless One,
And all His marvellous way adore,
Until I stand complete in Him,
His image bear forevermore.
When life’s short journey here will end,
And I at last shall reach the goal,
What rapture to behold His face,
While the eternal ages roll!
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Ira D. Sankey
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
First line→ I’m satisfied in Jesus now,
Chorus→ Oh! fellowship supremely sweet,

190: If in Adversity's Dark Day

1. 
If in adversity’s dark day
Ought should thy soul appal
Remember, God is teaching thee,
Thy strength indeed is small.
 
2. 
Faint not, thy strength is in the One
Who sends adversity,
With grace to follow in His steps,
If thou wouldst perfect be.
 
3. 
Adversity in mercy sent
Establishes the soul,
Unblamable in Holiness ,
When Jesus has control.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ William V. Wallace
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Invitation
First line→ If in adversity’s dark day

191: In Bondage Jesus Found Me

1. 
In bondage Jesus found me,
Captivated by the world,
Enticed along by sins alluring ways,
He called me in His mercy,
Sought to stay my wand’ring feet,
From fading things of earth He took my gaze.
 
Chorus
Dwelling in my heart,
He’s dwelling in my heart,
His mighty power transforming every part,
From the world set free,
His glory I shall see,
Conformed unto His image I shall be.
 
2. 
I’m satisfied in Jesus,
Calmly resting now in Him,
And drinking in His words of truth divine,
His joys are everlasting,
Satiated is my soul,
Abiding in His love who could repine.
 
3. 
While walking in the Spirit
There is nothing to condemn,
Delivered from my wretchedness and sin,
The work of transformation
He will steadily maintain,
Until He perfects His own life within.
 
4. 
I labour daily, striving
To obtain the promised crown,
And rise to reign with Him whom I adore,
He worketh in me mightily
To make me now His own,
And keep me as His own for evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 7, 7, 10, 7, 7, 10, 5, 6, 10, 5, 6, 10
First line→ In bondage Jesus found me,
Chorus→ Dwelling in my heart,

192: In Desert Ways of Sin You Wander

1. 
In desert ways of sin you wander,
Your human heart its pleasures crave,
The time and talents now you squander,
Will bring remorse beyond the grave.
 
Chorus
Eternal life God offers you,
The door of mercy is in view,
Escape from sin’s impending doom–
Oh, enter in while yet there’s room.
 
2. 
The Saviour calls; why will you tarry
Where rest and peace cannot be found?
Earth’s transient joys will end in sorrow,
Your guilty conscience nought can drown.
 
3. 
Then come to Christ; why will you linger,
The door of mercy soon will close.
Should God withdraw the breath He gave you,
In death’s embrace you would repose.
 
4. 
This fleeting life is but a vapour,
Your little day is passing by,
Your earthly sun will set forever,
The day of vengeance will draw nigh.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bilhorn
meter→ 9, 8, 9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
First line→ In desert ways of sin you wander,
Chorus→ Eternal life God offers you,

193: In All Humility

1. 
In all humility,
O, heart of mine be still,
And learn in quiet confidence,
God’s righteous Holy will.
 
2. 
The blood of sprinkling speaks,
The Sinless One has died,
God’s awful wrath is now appeased,
His justice satisfied.
 
3. 
The cloud has been removed,
I bear my sins no more.
My heart is reconciled to God,
My banishment is o’er.
 
4. 
How can I comprehend,
The greatness of His love,
He gave His love that I might gain,
A home in Heaven above.
 
5. 
I shall behold His face,
His glory I shall see,
My joy to serve and bear His name,
When time has ceased to be.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. G. Nägeli
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.)
tune→ Zürich
First line→ In all humility,

194: In His Love and Tender Mercy

1. 
In His love and tender mercy,
Jesus left the Father’s heart,
Moved by infinite compassion,
Came on earth to take my part,
I was under condemnation,
Death had claimed me as its own,
Jesus came and paid my ransom,
For my sins He did atone.
 
Chorus
God’s most fearful wrath appeasing,
When He drank the cup for me.
All His strictest sense of justice
Satisfied on Calvary.
 
2. 
How could I but love and serve Him,
Since He set the pris’ners free,
Led me forth to light and gladness,
Life and immortality?
I will praise the name of Jesus,
He is all my peace and rest,
Praise Him while I have my being,
In the mansions of the blest.
 
3. 
I am going home to Jesus
When my life on earth is done,
I will serve Him in that city
Where they do not need the sun,
God the Father, Son and Spirit
Lighten all that Holy place,
O, what joy and full of glory,
When I see the Saviour’s face.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Beethoven
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ In His love and tender mercy,
Chorus→ God’s most fearful wrath appeasing,

195: In Love Divine My Saviour Came

1. 
In love divine, my Saviour came
To suffer on the cross of shame,
Amazing love, He died for me,
I am redeemed, my soul is free.
 
Chorus
Love divine, Love divine
Is filling all this heart of mine.
With love which never shall decline,
My heart is sealed forever Thine.
Love divine, Love divine,
My heart is sealed forever Thine.
 
2. 
He paid my ransom with His blood,
The holy, harmless Son of God,
In Him my troubled soul is still,
And filled with joy unspeakable.
 
3. 
His cleansing blood has reached my soul,
And sanctified and made me whole,
My heart so long by sin oppressed,
Is now enjoying peaceful rest.
 
4. 
The love of Christ, my chosen friend,
Is everlasting, without end.
He is the source and sum of bliss,
My crown of life and righteousness.
 
5. 
His ways are ways of pleasantness,
His paths are peace and holiness,
Where pastures green and waters still
Are pure and inexhaustible.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 6, 8, 8, 8, 6, 8
First line→ In love divine, my Saviour came
Chorus→ Love divine, Love divine

196: In Loving Tenderness I Would Repeat

1. 
In loving tenderness I would repeat
The boundless love of God on Calvary.
He freely gave His well beloved Son
That we might be redeemed eternally.
 
2. 
O, sacred grief, His head in sorrow bowed,
He suffered death upon the cruel tree,
His hands, His feet, His wounded side reveal
His life blood flowing there for you and me.
 
3. 
He left His Father’s bosom for our sake,
He came declaring all the Father’s heart,
In Him was life, His life the light of men,
The sinners friend, to take the sinners’ part.
 
4. 
O, see those marks of suffering on His brow,
His mingled tears of grief and agony,
“How oft would I have gathered you, my own,
But ye refused and would not come to me.”
 
5. 
Behold Him now upon the cross of shame,
Your Saviour’s dying love, O, look and see,
With grateful heart will you not say to Him,
“My Saviour, I am coming now to Thee.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. J. Hopkins
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ In loving tenderness I would repeat

197: In Lowliness the Saviour Came

1. 
In lowliness the Saviour came,
On earth to live for me
And manifest God’s perfect life
In all humility.
 
Chorus
He lived for me; He died for me;
God raised Him up again,
To intercede at His right hand
Until He comes to reign.
 
2. 
Rejected by the world He died;
He gave His life for me,
Endured the cross, despised the shame,
That I might ransomed be.
 
3. 
By faith He dwells within my heart,
Imparting life to me;
His power and grace now keep my soul
From all defilement free.
 
4. 
My great High Priest, He intercedes
At God’s right hand for me;
His heart is touched– I know He feels
For my infirmity.
 
5. 
For God, that cannot lie, has said
That He will come for me
And take me home to share His joy
Throughout eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Arr. J. Mc. W. Bonnar
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ In lowliness the Saviour came,
Chorus→ He lived for me; He died for me;

197: In Lowliness the Saviour Came

1. 
In lowliness the Saviour came,
On earth to live for me
And manifest God’s perfect life
In all humility.
 
Chorus
He lived for me; He died for me;
God raised Him up again,
To intercede at His right hand
Until He comes to reign.
 
2. 
Rejected by the world He died;
He gave His life for me,
Endured the cross, despised the shame,
That I might ransomed be.
 
3. 
By faith He dwells within my heart,
Imparting life to me;
His power and grace now keep my soul
From all defilement free.
 
4. 
My great High Priest, He intercedes
At God’s right hand for me;
His heart is touched– I know He feels
For my infirmity.
 
5. 
For God, that cannot lie, has said
That He will come for me
And take me home to share His joy
Throughout eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. G. Fischer
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)

198: In the Path of Life There are Many Foes

1. 
In the path of life there are many foes,
But we trust in God’s great power,
Jesus understands and the way He knows,
He will be our strength and tower.
 
Chorus
God’s tender compassions will never fail,
His love cannot change we shall sure prevail,
He is now interceding for us above,
For our God is a God of love.
 
2. 
Girding up our loins we will forward press,
For the prize is now in view,
He will sure defend when our foes distress,
Keep us faithful, firm and true.
 
3. 
If we suffer now and endure the strife,
Our reward is great and sure,
To the faithful soul there’s a crown of life,
Incorruptible and pure.
 
4. 
Let us bear the cross till the crown is won,
In the Saviour’s strength made strong,
When the Master calls, “Enter in, well done,”
We shall join the blood washed throng.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 7, 10, 7, 10, 10, 11, 8
First line→ In the path of life there are many foes,
Chorus→ God’s tender compassions will never fail,

199: In Our Mingled Joys and Sorrows

1. 
In our mingled joys and sorrows,
As we face life’s surging tides,
More and more we feel our need of love and grace.
All our efforts disappoint us
When controlled by aught besides,
We must love if we would win the heav’nly race.
 
Chorus
When the sun rose bright and fair
And our chief delight was prayer,
We believed that Christ would help us
To withstand the “noonday” glare.
When we reach the golden “sunset”
And have laid our burdens down,
Will we have a spotless record?
Will the Lord bestow a crown?
 
2. 
We look back upon the dawning
Of the “daystar’s” first bright gleam,
When with mingled fear and joy we heard that voice,
How it gripped and pulled our heartstrings,
E’en controlled our midnight dream,
Then we yielded to His claims and made our choice.
 
3. 
How the glories of the “sunrise,”
Filled our hearts with hope and zeal,
How we feared lest we might grieve that friend divine,
And the time we spent in secret
Was so sweet and strangely real,
As we heard the gentle summons, “Come and dine.”
 
4. 
We are nearing now the “noontide,”
Many dreams have come to nought,
Is our love and purpose just as true today?
Are we firm or do we waver,
When a battle must be fought?
Do we hear His voice as clearly when we pray?
 
5. 
Oft we think of life’s great “sunset,”
When the struggle will be o’er,
And we long to have a record clean and fair,
That will be an inspiration,
Like the faithful gone before,
To each weary soul who still the cross must bear.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 11, 8, 7, 11, 7, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ In our mingled joys and sorrows,
Chorus→ When the sun rose bright and fair

200: In Reverential Holy Fear

1. 
In reverential holy fear,
I seek the face of God, my friend.
I feel and know that He is near
To counsel, guide and to defend.
 
2. 
He knows the secrets of my heart,
The thoughts and intents of my soul.
His light reveals each hidden part,
To test and cleanse and make me whole.
 
3. 
His word is pure, a lamp and light,
Its cheering rays shall guide my feet
And lead me out from nature’s night,
Till I am found in Christ complete.
 
4. 
My Father, God, I seek Thy face,
Thee would I love, Thou art my strength,
My all sufficiency of grace,
Until I reach my home at length.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Mainzer
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Mainzer
First line→ In reverential holy fear,

201: In the Furnace of Affliction

1. 
In the furnace of affliction
I have chosen thee,
Do not fear, My grace sufficient
Shall your portion be.
 
2. 
Grace and strength are duly given,
Only trust in Me,
My great strength in thy great weakness
Perfected shall be.
 
3. 
In thy weakness and afflictions,
Keep resigned and see,
I, your Maker, Lord and Master,
Glorified shall be.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 5, 8, 5
First line→ In the furnace of affliction

202: In This World Ye Shall Have Tribulation

1. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
But be of good cheer, the Master said,
I have overcome and you shall conquer
If you trust in Me be not afraid.
 
2. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
Trials and temptations will arise,
Friends you trust may fail and turn against you,
And the lowly way of life despise.
 
3. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
All His chosen ones shall bear the same,
When the precious from the vile is taken,
They shall stand before Him without blame.
 
4. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
’Tis the will of God it should be so,
Whom the Father loveth He will chasten,
Only such His smile and favour know.
 
5. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
Servants are not greater than their Lord,
Though we feel the chast’ning hand is grievous,
Fruits of righteousness it will afford.
 
6. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
Fear ye not, it is the way of God,
Dying daily, sowing to the Spirit,
All His faithful ones this path have trod.
 
7. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation
As you walk with God and do His will.
Those who follow with the Man of Sorrows
Needs must drink the cup His hand doth fill.
 
8. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
But will prove a Father’s daily care.
He in faithfulness and tender mercy
Will not try us more than we can bear.
 
9. 
In this world ye shall have tribulation,
This your portion till your work is done.
In thy Father’s Kingdom then forever,
You shall shine forth as the mighty sun.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 9, 10, 9
First line→ In this world ye shall have tribulation,

203: In Simple Resignation, Whole, Complete

1. 
In simple resignation, whole, complete,
I leave my all to sit at Jesus feet.
I rest in Him, His spirit rests with me,
Imparting love, His peace and constancy.
 
2. 
I learn of Him receiving grace for grace,
The fulness of His love and mercy trace,
’Tis mercy, all that I was brought to know
This life divine He only can bestow.
 
3. 
Forsaking all, I enter into rest,
I cease from labour and am truly blest,
My labour is to put myself aside,
Then faithfully in Him, my Lord abide.
 
4. 
He is my light, in Him I move and live,
His all abounding grace I daily prove,
To strengthen and sustain me in the way,
And keep my heart lest I should go astray.
 
5. 
His law within my heart is my delight,
I meditate therein both day and night,
Present my body daily to fulfil
His good, acceptable and perfect will.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ In simple resignation, whole, complete,

204: In the Lowest Room

1. 
In the lowest room, in the lowest place,
In the dust at Jesus’ feet
I will put my mouth and, forsaking all,
Find my all in Him complete.
 
2. 
I will give myself to be smitten now,
And be filled with shame and grief;
He will not cast off, nor forsake his own,
But in mercy send relief.
 
3. 
Though the Lord afflict, yet He will not crush,
Never turn aside the right;
To subvert a man when his cause is just
Is most grievous in His sight.
 
4. 
I will hope in God, He will not consume,
His compassions never fail,
In the dust abased, He remembers me
As He pleads within the veil.
 
5. 
Let the humble mind of the lowly Son,
All His meek humility,
Be my portion now, O Thou God of truth,
Till my Saviour’s face I see.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Bentley DeForest Ackley
meter→ 10, 7, 10, 7
First line→ In the lowest room, in the lowest place,

205: In Thee, My Lord, I Will Delight

1. 
In Thee, my Lord, I will delight,
And in Thy will rejoice;
Though sorrows now oppress my soul
And silent is Thy voice.
 
2. 
Although dark clouds may hide the sun,
It doth not cease to shine,
And when His face I cannot see,
Faith whispers, “He is mine.”
 
3. 
Although the mountains may depart
And hills removed will be;
His lovingkindness and His peace
Shall not depart from me.
 
4. 
His covenant He will not break,
On Him I will depend;
His goodness and His mercy shall
Be with me to the end.
 
5. 
Faith, hope and love now fill my breast,
Unite me to His heart;
Unfailing, changeless, deathless love;
Binds us no more to part.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Este's Psalter 1592 (altered)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Winchester Old
First line→ In Thee, my Lord, I will delight,

206: Incline Your Ear and Come

1. 
Incline your ear and come,
The Master’s voice obey:
The door of hope is open wide,
O enter while you may.
 
Chorus
Hear, He calls for thee,
He may call no more:
Soon the Master will arise,
And shut the open door.
 
2. 
Where living waters flow,
The Master waits for thee,
He’ll be a never failing friend,
Now and eternally.
 
3. 
His love will satisfy,
His rest and peace will stay;
His life divine will fill your soul,
And never pass away.
 
4. 
Your sins He will forgive,
He bore them on the tree,
To save you from the wrath of God,
He died on Calvary.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Lewis Hartsough
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 5, 5, 7, 6
tune→ Welcome Voice
First line→ Incline your ear and come,
Chorus→ Hear, He calls for thee,

207: Is It Nothing to You?

1. 
Is it nothing to you that the Saviour
In agony died on the tree?
He was smitten of God and afflicted
To purchase salvation for thee.
In deep agony, Afflicted was He,
When He poured out His soul in His anguish,
O soul! He was stricken for thee.
 
2. 
Is it nothing to you that, in sorrow,
The Saviour is now passing by?
“I’d have gathered them in, but they would not”–
Exceedingly bitter His cry.
In deep agony, Afflicted was He,
When He poured out His soul in His anguish,
O soul! He was stricken for thee.
 
3. 
Is it nothing to you, is it nothing,
Your many transgressions He bore,
When He purchased eternal redemption,
That you might be free evermore?
In deep agony, Afflicted was He,
When He poured out His soul in His anguish,
O soul! He was stricken for thee.
 
4. 
Is it nothing to you He is coming–
The Judge of the quick and the dead?
Then, O how will you stand in the judgment,
When earth and its pleasures have fled?
Oh what will you do, Oh what will you do,
At the Great Judgment Day you will meet Him.
Oh say, is it nothing to you?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Frank M. Davis
meter→ 10, 8, 10, 8, 10, 10, 8
First line→ Is it nothing to you that the Saviour

208: Is the Hand of God Upon You?

1. 
Is the hand of God upon you?
Have you heard the Master’s call?
Will you venture forth and follow,
Leaving home, forsaking all?
Precious souls in bondage groaning,
Oh, how wearily they sigh!
Come and help us, ere we perish–
Hear the poor and needy cry.
 
2. 
He that saves His life will lose it;
Let His word impress your heart,
Searching, separating, cleansing,
From your earthly idols part.
He will seal you as His chosen,
Take you for His faithful bride:
Lead you forth into the harvest,
Labour with you side by side.
 
3. 
Lord, I yield, my all forsaking,
I can save my life no more;
Thy great love my heart has conquered,
I am Thine for evermore;
Thine to labour for the lost ones,
Those who in the darkness roam:
Sheep without a shepherd, wand’ring
Far from hope, they stray from home.
 
4. 
He has set His love upon me,
And I cannot longer stay;
His compassion moves me onward,
Out to seek for those astray;
Fainting by the wayside, dying,
Bruised and broken hearted lie;
In mine ears their cry is ringing,
Can I longer pass them by?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Is the hand of God upon you?

209: It is the Quiet Evening Hour

1. 
It is the quiet evening hour,
I love to meditate awhile
Upon my Saviour’s grace and power,
To save from all that would defile.
His heart desires heart purity–
This grace accomplish Lord in me.
 
2. 
It is the quiet evening hour,
I hunger for Thy righteousness,
That right may overcome the wrong,
According to Thy promises,
My thirsting spirit turns to Thee,
This grace accomplish Lord in me.
 
3. 
It is the quiet evening hour;
I sigh and mourn sore as the dove;
To know the breadth and length and depth–
The height of everlasting love;
In my deep need and poverty,
This grace accomplish Lord in me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. Hemt
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
tune→ Stella
First line→ It is the quiet evening hour,

210: It Is My Joy and Chief Delight

1. 
It is my joy and chief delight
To do my Father’s holy will,
His heart of love supplies the grace
To drink the cup His hand doth fill.
 
Chorus
God did not spare His only Son,
That I might know His love divine,
And why should I not give to Him,
Without reserve, this life of mine.
 
2. 
When sorely tempted to repine,
I think of all my Saviour’s woe;
He was the Lamb to slaughter led
That I eternal life might know.
 
3. 
So spotless, pure and undefiled,
His faithful life was yielded up;
While heav’n looked on in sympathy,
He drank for me death’s bitter cup.
 
4. 
Exceeding sorrowful He prayed
And wept in dark Gethsemane;
My many sins and guilt He bore
When nailed upon the cruel tree.
 
5. 
My heart’s desire and prayer shall be
That I may truly glorify
My Lord and manifest His life,
As to my own I daily die.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ James McGranaham
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ It is my joy and chief delight
Chorus→ God did not spare His only Son,

211: It Shall Be Done, It Shall Be Done

1. 
It shall be done, it shall be done,
God hath sent forth His own decree,
The image of His Holy One
Shall be made manifest in me.
 
Chorus
God hath declared it shall be done,
He will fulfill His will in me,
The name and nature of His Son
Shall be my crown eternally.
 
2. 
In Him I live, in Him I move,
My guide and counsellor is He,
It shall be done, I daily prove,
Since He abides and dwells in me.
 
3. 
It shall be done, God will fulfill
The deepest longings of my soul,
There’s nought can stay His mighty hand
While Jesus reigns and has control.
 
4. 
All that I ask, my prayers and praise
Arise like incense to Thy throne,
Acknowledging in all my ways
I seek His will and His alone.
 
5. 
It shall be done as I abide,
The living word will make me free,
All that I need will be supplied,
Since God has willed that it should be.
 
6. 
Not what I will– my will is lost
For ever in His will divine;
Though sore oppressed and tempest tossed,
His sov’reign will, I make it mine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas. H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ It shall be done, it shall be done,
Chorus→ God hath declared it shall be done,

212: Jesus Calls Me, I am Going

1. 
Jesus calls me– I am going,
Do not seek my feet to stay;
Yearns my soul to rise and follow–
Cease, vain world, to lure away.
 
Chorus
I esteem reproach for Jesus
More than earth’s vain show and pomp;
He is calling– I am going,
Forth to Him, outside the camp.
For His sake reproach esteeming
More than earth’s vain show and pomp;
He is calling– I am going,
Forth to Him, outside the camp.
 
2. 
Jesus calls me– I am going;
His assuring voice I hear,
Thrilling all my soul with rapture,
Chasing all my doubt and fear.
 
3. 
Jesus calls me– I am going;
Out to bear reproach with Him;
Light celestial beams around me,
Light which nought on earth can dim.
 
4. 
Jesus calls you, rise, be going;
Slumber not, but trim your lamp,
Get the oil within your vessel,
Follow Him outside the camp.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Grant Colfax Tullar
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Vision
First line→ Jesus calls me– I am going,
Chorus→ I esteem reproach for Jesus

213: Jesus is Calling, Calling Now to Thee

1. 
Jesus is calling, calling now to thee;
For your sake He suffered on the cruel tree,
Gave Himself a ransom to redeem your soul
From condemnation while the ages roll.
 
Chorus
Jesus is calling; hear His heartfelt cry.
Why will you perish? Oh! why will you die
Outside the Kingdom, missing the goal?
What shall it profit if you lose your soul?
 
2. 
Jesus is calling from earth’s pleasures vain;
Wasting your talents, there is nought to gain,
Nothing but sorrow and remorse of heart.
From sin’s delusions why not now depart?
 
3. 
Jesus is calling; He may call no more.
Strive then to enter ere He close the door.
What a sad awakening should you find, too late,
Mercy has vanished, shut is heaven’s gate.
 
4. 
Jesus is calling, oh, refuse Him not,
Grieving His Spirit, sad will be your lot,
At the final Judgment He will then decree,
I never knew you, go, depart from Me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ M. E. Upham
meter→ 10, 11, 11, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10
First line→ Jesus is calling, calling now to thee;
Chorus→ Jesus is calling; hear His heartfelt cry.

214: Jesus is Calling Now, O! Soul Beware

1. 
Jesus is calling now,
O! soul beware;
Those who reject His love
End in despair.
His life so pure He gave
From manger to the grave;
He lived for thee:
He lived for thee.
 
2. 
Jesus is pleading still,
O! lend your ear;
He died to save your soul
From guilt and fear;
God’s Lamb to slaughter led;
His precious blood was shed;
He died for thee:
He died for thee.
 
3. 
Jesus is waiting yet,
O! yield your heart;
He longs to dwell in you
Life to impart;
Joyful you then can say–
My life, my truth, my way,
Is Christ within:
Is Christ within.
 
4. 
Jesus your great High Priest
Reigning on High
Will never fail to hear
Your heartfelt cry;
Made like Him thou shalt be,
Through all eternity,
With Him to reign:
With Him to reign.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 6, 4, 6, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4
First line→ Jesus is calling now,

215: Jesus I Will Follow Thee

1. 
Jesus, I will follow Thee,
Thou hast saved and set me free,
Keep me faithful, make me pure,
May I to the end endure.
 
2. 
When my way is dark ahead,
Thorns are in the path I tread,
With the eye of faith I see
Him who suffered death for me.
 
3. 
Well I know the end is sweet,
Though the thorns may pierce my feet,
I cannot His trust betray,
I will follow all the way.
 
4. 
Jesus lives to intercede,
Well He knows my every need,
He my soul will sure defend,
Guard and keep me to the end.
 
5. 
When at last with Him I stand,
Safe within the glory land,
Grace which saved will make me meet,
There to worship at His feet.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Thibaut of Navarre
meter→ 7, 7, 7, 7
tune→ Innocents
First line→ Jesus, I will follow Thee,

216: Keep Silence, O My Soul and Know

1. 
Keep silence, O my soul and know
The Lord is very near,
Within the temple of thy heart
God will Himself appear.
 
2. 
His presence sanctifies the whole,
Imparting truth and grace,
Clothed in humility we own
’Tis now a Holy place.
 
3. 
Loved with an everlasting love,
A love which cannot cease,
This thought produces in my soul
An everlasting peace.
 
4. 
When sense and things of time have ceased,
And all of earth is o’er,
His joy in glory undefiled
Is thine for evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Beatitudo
First line→ Keep silence, O my soul and know

217: Jesus My Shepherd Is

1. 
Jesus my Shepherd is,
My heart no want can know,
He gently leads me by the hand,
Where verdant pastures grow.
He knows my every need,
And safe with Him I go,
In calm and quietness to rest,
Where living waters flow.
 
2. 
When wearied with the strife,
My soul He doth restore,
His loving kindness woos my heart,
To love Him more and more.
The path of righteousness
With Him I gladly take.
Why should I stray? He leads the way
E’en for His own name’s sake.
 
3. 
To walk the vale of death,
Is sweet, with Jesus near,
His rod and staff they comfort me,
No evil can I fear.
My table He prepares
In presence of the foe,
When His anointing I receive
My cup doth overflow.
 
4. 
Goodness and mercy shall
Be with me all my days,
Preserved and kept by Him I am,
From all the bypath ways;
His presence with me now
Brings joy for evermore,
And through a long eternity
His ways I shall adore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ John Zundel
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)
First line→ Jesus my Shepherd is,

218: Jesus Was Moved With Compassion

1. 
Jesus was moved with compassion one day,
Seeing the people, no shepherd had they,
Scatter’d abroad and oppress’d by the foe,
Waiting for labourers, who to them would go.
 
Chorus
Why stand ye idle? Why stand ye idle?
There is no time for delay;
Speed with the message, speed with the message,
Tell them of Jesus today.
 
2. 
Many are drifting to hopeless despair,
Lured on by Satan, held fast in his snare,
Blinding their minds to the truth and the way,
As angel of light he deceives them today.
 
3. 
Are you not moved as He speaks to your heart?
Why stand ye idle, unwilling to start?
Go now and labour; oh, how can you stay,
When souls to destruction are hast’ning away?
 
4. 
Soon ’twill be over, your life’s day will close,
Enter the vineyard unheeding the foes,
Labour for Jesus amid all the strife,
Yield Him true service and save not your life.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. S. Ufford
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 11, 10, 7, 10, 7
First line→ Jesus was moved with compassion one day,
Chorus→ Why stand ye idle? Why stand ye idle?

219: Keep Pressing on and Forward

1. 
Keep pressing on and forward,
You’ve nothing now to fear.
Thy God reigneth
In Majesty on high.
His eyes are on the righteous,
In Spirit He is near,
Always list’ning
To hear their heartfelt cry.
 
Chorus
Thy God reigneth, thy God reigneth,
Then fear ye not to follow
The mighty King of Kings.
His arm is strong to save
The faithful souls and brave,
Thy God reigneth
And evermore will reign.
 
2. 
Though difficulties meet you
And trials press you sore,
Thy God reigneth,
He knoweth all your need,
Possess your soul in patience
And trust Him more and more,
On to glory
Immortal He will lead.
 
3. 
In times of tribulation
Faithful to Him abide;
Thy God reigneth,
He understands your woes,
Feels for your infirmities,
And will not always chide,
But will conquer
Your enemies and foes.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. A. Post
meter→ 7, 6, 4, 6, 7, 6, 4, 6, 8, 7, 6, 6, 6, 4, 6
First line→ Keep pressing on and forward,
Chorus→ Thy God reigneth, thy God reigneth,

220: Kindly Entreating, “Come Unto Me”

1. 
Kindly entreating, “Come unto Me.”
Jesus the Saviour is speaking to thee,
Earnestly saying, “Do not delay;
Flee from destruction, escape while you may.”
“Flee from destruction, escape while you may.”
 
2. 
Kindly entreating, “Come unto Me.”
Aimlessly drifting on life’s restless sea.
No hope, no refuge, Where will you end?
Hasten to Jesus your Saviour and Friend.
Hasten to Jesus your Saviour and Friend.
 
3. 
Kindly entreating, “Come unto Me.”
Glory immortal your portion shall be,
Shame and dishonour wait those who stray
Far from the Saviour on ruin’s dark way.
Far from the Saviour on ruin’s dark way.
 
4. 
Kindly entreating, hear Him once more,
Soon you’ll be stranded on sin’s treach’rous shore,
Angels are weeping; Do you not care
That you are drifting to endless despair?
That you are drifting to endless despair?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Mrs C. H. Morris
meter→ 9, 10, 9, 10, 10
tune→ Nearer
First line→ Kindly entreating, “Come unto Me.”

221: Lay Down Your Heavy Burden

1. 
Lay down your heavy burden,
Oh, weary sinsick soul,
Come to the Great Physician
And He will make you whole.
The Master’s voice is calling,
He shed His precious blood
That you might be forgiven,
And bring you nigh to God.
 
Chorus
Lay down your heavy burden,
Oh, weary sinsick soul;
Come to the Great Physician
And He will make you whole.
 
2. 
Come to your soul’s Redeemer;
His holy life He gave,
That you might share His glory
Beyond the cold, dark grave;
Heed not the wily tempter
Who bids you fear and doubt,
Come now and trust in Jesus,
He will not cast you out.
 
3. 
Peace past all understanding
Will fill your heart and life;
His joy and consolation,
Will banish sin and strife.
His voice so sweet and tender,
So full of love and grace,
Entreats you come and welcome,
And find a hiding place.
 
4. 
The night of death is coming,
Soon you must stand alone:
Your sins still unforgiven
Before the great white throne.
Do not reject the Saviour
Until the die is cast,
Your life’s short day is ended,
And you are lost at last.
 
5. 
He waits, but still you linger,
Unwilling to forsake–
Earth’s gaudy gilded treasure,
His riches to partake.
One last sad look He gives you,
Unwilling to depart:
But still you slight His mercy,
And harder grows your heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Refuge
First line→ Lay down your heavy burden,
Chorus→ Lay down your heavy burden,

222: Let Love Constrain You Now to Seek

1. 
Let love constrain you now to seek
God’s Kingdom first alway.
He shall supply the needs of those
Who faithfully obey.
 
2. 
Let love constrain you now to let
His mind and will prevail,
Much more than conqueror thou shalt be,
When Satan’s host assail.
 
3. 
Let love unite and make you one
With Him who reigns on high,
Love is the bond of perfectness,
And love shall never die.
 
4. 
Let love constrain your labours now,
And purity of heart;
The pure and single heart and eye
From God shall never part.
 
5. 
Let love constrain, all else shall fail
And surely pass away.
The faith that works by love shall live
In God’s Eternal Day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Asa Hull
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Abney
First line→ Let love constrain you now to seek

223: Lend Your Ear, O Stop and Hearken

1. 
Lend your ear, O stop and hearken,
Think how sad will be the day
When the voice of Jesus calls you,
And your soul must pass away.
After death will come the judgement,
You must meet it all alone.
On that day He has appointed
You must stand before His throne.
 
2. 
Lend your ear, O soul consider
All that Christ to you would say;
Should you grieve His holy Spirit,
It will be too late to pray.
Do not heed your carnal reason,
This may be your final call.
Life is brief. the end is coming,
Death will soon your soul appal.
 
3. 
Lend your ear, O heed the message,
Love Divine no longer spurn.
Oh, how fearful should He leave you,
Grieved and nevermore return.
Do not compromise with Satan,
Bid the evil one depart.
While the Saviour now is waiting,
Yield Him all your willing heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ John W. Dadmun
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Land of Beulah
First line→ Lend your ear, O stop and hearken,

224: Let Prayers and Supplications Rise

1. 
Let prayers and supplications rise
To Him who reigns above;
Your great High Priest, who intercedes
Before the throne of love.
 
2. 
For evermore at God’s right hand
He lives, the Prince of Peace;
The voice of His own sprinkled blood
For you shall never cease.
 
3. 
God’s Spirit groans unceasingly,
And while His people pray;
Not all the powers of death and hell
Can turn them from the Way.
 
4. 
Let there be no reservation.
Give– and God gives to thee.
In thy quiet heart surrendered,
Salvation thou shalt see.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Isaac Smith
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Abridge
First line→ Let prayers and supplications rise

225: Lord, Hear My Prayer

1. 
Lord, hear my prayer and give to me
A heart to love and rev’rence Thee;
In all things teach me how to say,
“Thy Kingdom come in me alway.”
 
2. 
My humble prayers do not despise,
Regard while intercessions rise,
My low estate; help me to say,
“Thy will be done in me alway.”
 
3. 
In every thought, in word and deed,
My will, Thy will must supersede,
Reign Thou in me without gainsay,
And let Thy will be done alway.
 
4. 
Lord, teach me how to lose my will,
My heart and spirit now incline,
That I may be subservient,
And wholly lose my will in Thine.
 
5. 
Since Thou didst give Thy life for me,
My life to Thee I now resign,
Thy will my will must supersede,
Till all is wholly lost in Thine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Calm
First line→ Lord, hear my prayer and give to me

226: Let the Golden Chain of Silence

1. 
Let the golden chain of silence
Bind you to God’s altar,
Tests and trials prove our friendship;
Do not faint nor falter.
Without murmur, uncomplaining,
Prove His love and grace sustaining.
 
2. 
See ahead the crown is waiting:
Never backward glancing,
Faithfully in Christ abiding,
Onward still advancing.
All your forces now enlisting,
All the powers of hell resisting.
 
3. 
Keep your body in subjection,
Christ alone controlling;
Bear the cross, the shame despising,
Joy and peace consoling.
Like your Master, meek and lowly,
Harmless, undefiled and holy.
 
4. 
Thou shalt be an overcomer
If thou wilt continue
With Him now in His temptations,
By His spirit in you.
To the end with Him enduring,
On His Throne a place securing.
 
5. 
When you waken with His likeness
In the wondrous glory,
Sorrow, pain and weeping ended,
Love, His banner o’er thee,
With the King of Kings now reigning,
Love your services constraining.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
First line→ Let the golden chain of silence

227: Like a Lost Sheep Wandering

1. 
Like a lost sheep wand’ring,
I have gone astray;
Jesus, seek Thy servant,
Thee I will obey,
Thou art still my portion,
All my soul’s delight.
Leave me not in darkness,
Lead me in the light.
 
2. 
Dangers still surround me;
Whither shall I flee?
Thou art my sure refuge,
I will hope in Thee.
Leave me not to perish
In the desert cold.
In Thy tender mercy,
Bring me to the fold.
 
3. 
Jesus, seek Thy servant,
Fold me to Thy breast;
I am heavy laden,
Longing now for rest,
Let me hear Thee saying,
“Come and rest in me.
Thou art my beloved,
Mine eternally.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5
First line→ Like a lost sheep wand’ring,

228: Let Us Draw Near to God

1. 
Let us draw near to God,
We know that He is here;
Oh, may His presence fill our souls
With rev’rent, godly fear.
 
Chorus
Let us draw near to God,
Through Christ, the living way;
The holiest is open now,
Let us draw near and pray.
 
2. 
Let us draw near to God,
He will forgive our sin:
Christ’s precious blood has opened heav’n,
And we may enter in.
 
3. 
Let us draw near to God,
He knows our need is great,
He will respect the contrite heart,
Regard our low estate.
 
4. 
Let us draw near to God,
Our Father and our Friend;
From grateful hearts continually
Let prayer and praise ascend.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)
First line→ Let us draw near to God,
Chorus→ Let us draw near to God,

228: Let Us Draw Near to God

1. 
Let us draw near to God,
We know that He is here;
Oh, may His presence fill our souls
With rev’rent, godly fear.
 
Chorus
Let us draw near to God,
Through Christ, the Living Way,
The Holiest is open now,
Let us draw near and pray.
 
2. 
Let us draw near to God,
He will forgive our sin:
Christ’s precious Blood has opened Heav’n,
And we may enter in.
 
3. 
Let us draw near to God,
He knows our need is great,
He will respect the contrite heart,
Regard our low estate.
 
4. 
Let us draw near to God,
Our Father and our Friend;
From grateful hearts continually
Let prayer and praise ascend.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)

229: Long My Eager Heart was Yearning

1. 
Long my eager heart was yearning
Some joy to find.
Ever on in sin I wandered–
Poor, helpless, blind.
Oh, to have the past forgiven,
How I’ve wrestled, prayed and striven!
But the clouds remained unriven
Till Jesus came.
 
2. 
Refuge I have found in Jesus–
Sweet, tranquil rest:
Blissful sense of preservation
Naught can molest.
Sin and Satan’s host defying,
On His strength and grace relying,
With His every wish complying,
Peace, peace is mine.
 
3. 
I have proved His pow’r to save me
From every snare,
He is purer than the purest–
Exceeding fair.
He will nerve my faint endeavour;
Naught of earth from Him can sever.
I am His, and His forever!
What joy divine!
 
4. 
I have found a priceless treasure,
Of wealth untold,
All the riches of His glory
Christ will unfold;
Mine the pleasure knows no ending,
In my heart– how condescending–
Jesus dwells, and I am spending
My life for Him.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ R. W. Beaty
meter→ 8, 4, 8, 4, 8, 8, 8, 4
tune→ Caritas
First line→ Long my eager heart was yearning

230: Lord, Arm Me With the Mind of Christ

1. 
Lord, arm me with the mind of Christ,
When Satan’s ruthless foes assail.
Strong in my Saviour’s grace and power,
O’er all my foes I shall prevail.
 
Chorus
The mind of Christ is all I need,
The Spirit of God’s Holy One,
To change me now that I may bear
The selfsame image of His Son.
 
2. 
What can withstand the mind of Christ,
That perfect pure and holy mind,
Obeying all the will of God,
Fulfilling all He had designed.
 
3. 
The very mind that was in Christ
Shall be my armour here below;
Much more than conqueror I shall be,
Since Jesus vanquished every foe.
 
4. 
Lord, arm me with the mind of Christ,
His meek unfeigned humility,
His love and gentleness impart,
His holiness and purity.
 
5. 
Oh priceless gift, the mind of Christ–
This glorious truth no power can dim,
All that pertains to Godliness
For evermore abides in Him.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ James McGranaham
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ Lord, arm me with the mind of Christ,
Chorus→ The mind of Christ is all I need,

231: Lord God of Hosts, Have Mercy

1. 
Lord God of Hosts, have mercy on Thy people,
Know Thou that we are falt’ring, weak and frail,
Ruthless and fierce the mighty powers of darkness,
Apart from Thee we never can prevail.
 
2. 
Remember Him who loved, and for us suffered,
Bearing our sins upon the cruel tree,
And for His sake rebuke the adversary,
Cleanse and forgive, unworthy though we be.
 
3. 
Worthy the Lamb, who now is interceding,
Thou knowest, Lord, we bear His Holy name,
Save and preserve and shield us from the evil,
Until we stand before Thee without blame.
 
4. 
The world and sin is evermore opposing,
Our carnal mind is seeking for a place,
Bind Thou the strong, be Thou our soul defender,
And give Thy grace to speed us in the race.
 
5. 
Help us to flee from self and all defilement,
And cleave to Thee, our Counsellor and guide,
Thou art the Light and Life of our salvation,
In Thee alone our hearts are satisfied.
 
6. 
Our only source of good is found in Jesus–
Our joy in life, our hope beyond the grave,
Sweet to our hearts those gracious words of comfort,
Sinners it was, whom Jesus came to save.
 
7. 
This is our plea and claim upon Thy mercy,
Oh, leave us not to pine in our distress,
Cause now Thy face to shine upon Thy servants,
And drive away the powers that would oppress.
 
8. 
We would abide secure beneath Thy shadow,
Sheltered and safe beneath Thy cov’ring wings,
Captives, yet glad, rejoicing in Thy freedom,
Filled with Thy praise our spirits sweetly sing.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Hubert P. Main
meter→ 11, 10, 11, 10
First line→ Lord God of Hosts, have mercy on Thy people,

232: Lord, I Will Keep Thy Hallowed Rest

1. 
Lord, I will keep Thy hallowed rest,
My soul shall cleave to Thee,
Thou art my rest, my portion now
And evermore shall be,
From all self labour I will cease,
That I may rest with Thee in peace.
 
2. 
Lord, I will always seek to choose
The things that pleaseth Thee,
To take hold of thy covenant,
My highest choice shall be,
Thy choice and will shall be my choice,
In this alone I will rejoice.
 
3. 
Thy gracious word is very sure
While I repose in Thee,
A place and name within Thy house
My heritage shall be,
Thy covenant shall I defend
And keep my rest unto the end.
 
4. 
I have an everlasting name,
A priceless gift from Thee,
A name which shall not be cut off—
Thy name my name shall be,
That I may serve Thee and adore
And bear Thy name forevermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ Lord, I will keep Thy hallowed rest,

233: Lord, in the Lowest Room

1. 
Lord, in the lowest room I wait Thy will,
My soul subdued, my heart resigned and still,
Weaned as a child. Oh, work Thou mightily,
That I may gain entire conformity
To Him who ransomed me with His own blood
And pleads my cause before Thy throne, O God.
 
2. 
My Father, God, do Thou fulfill in me
Thy purpose, Thy unchangeable decree,
To know Thee and Thy will I mourn and sigh,
With longings deep Thy name to glorify,
That I may bear when this short life is done
The glorious image of Thy Holy One.
 
3. 
Lord, in the lowest room, I watch and wait.
Thy love to me, so strong, exceeding great,
Is burning now within my inmost soul,
Until it gain entire supreme control,
According to Thine all abounding grace.
My heart is now Thy sacred dwelling place.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Jean Sibelius
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Finlandia
First line→ Lord, in the lowest room I wait Thy will,

234: Lord Jesus, Teach Me how to Build

1. 
Lord Jesus, teach me how to build
In all sincerity.
I come to Thee in helplessness,
In my perplexity
Behold my insufficiency
And teach me how to build with Thee.
 
2. 
Lord Jesus, teach me how to build,
And help me to retain
The knowledge of Thy Holy will,
Lest I should build in vain.
Create a willing mind in me,
That I may always build with Thee.
 
3. 
Lord Jesus, teach me how to build,
Thy mind and will make plain
Lest I should spend my time and strength,
And labour all in vain.
I shall obey wholeheartedly,
And labour faithfully with Thee.
 
4. 
Lord Jesus, teach me how to build,
To watch and wait and gain
Thy favour, Lord, and confidence,
Lest I should build in vain.
In faith and love and purity,
I want to labour Lord with Thee.
 
5. 
Lord Jesus, teach me how to build,
In mercy now restrain
My carnal mind and waywardness,
Lest I should build in vain.
O Saviour, help me graciously,
With wisdom now to work with Thee.
 
6. 
Lord Jesus, teach me how to build,
And help me to refrain
From my own will and stubbornness,
Lest I should build in vain;
With one accord in harmony,
I fain would labour, Lord, with Thee.
 
7. 
Lord Jesus, teach me how to build,
Let love divine constrain,
And keep my heart and motive pure,
Lest I should build in vain;
With my whole heart I long to be
A master builder, Lord, with Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
First line→ Lord Jesus, teach me how to build

235: Lord, My Heart's Deep Need

1. 
Lord, my heart’s deep need Thou knowest–
Contrite at Thy feet I pray,
Watching, waiting, in Thy presence,
Listening, willing to obey.
All my soul for Thee is yearning,
Fainting for Thy courts, O Lord;
Truest source of satisfaction,
Feed me on the living word.
 
Chorus
All my soul for Thee is yearning,
To be filled with Thee alone,
Sanctified, approved, accepted,
One whom Thou canst seal and own.
 
2. 
Lord, my heart’s deep need Thou knowest–
Draw me, I will follow Thee,
Free from sin’s enthralling bondage,
In Thy light and liberty.
All my weakness, Lord, Thou seeest;
In temptation be my tower;
Make me more and more like Jesus
Daily by Thy Spirit’s power.
 
3. 
Lord, my heart’s deep need Thou knowest–
Do not turn away my prayer;
Thou hast walked the path before me;
Thou canst sympathize and care.
O remember me in mercy,
And impart the needed grace
To enable me to follow
Till I see Thee face to face.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Asa A. Armen
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Hyderabad
First line→ Lord, my heart’s deep need Thou knowest–
Chorus→ All my soul for Thee is yearning,

236: Lord, Shed Abroad Thy Boundless Love

1. 
Lord, shed abroad Thy boundless love
In this poor contrite heart of mine
Let every part be sanctified,
Renewed and wholly one with Thine.
 
2. 
Thy Spirit searching shall reveal
The hidden secrets of my heart
Thy pure and penetrating light
Shall reach and heal each hidden part.
 
3. 
Oh, make me wholly one with Thee,
Heart, mind and will and conscience pure
The love constraining me to make
My calling and election sure.
 
4. 
Thy gracious Spirit helping me
To stand before Thee without blame
My highest prize, O Living God,
To glorify Thy sacred name.
 
5. 
Thine own all cleansing blood apply;
In Thee, my Saviour, I will trust,
Thy blood and righteousness my plea–
My rightful place– low in the dust.
 
6. 
Thou God of Love and Peace arise,
And fill the temple Thou hast made,
Nor life, nor death, angels or men,
Can hurt or make my soul afraid.
 
7. 
Love stronger far than death or hell
Enfolds me now in Thy embrace;
Secure the bond and fix the seal,
Till lost in love, I see Thy face.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. Percy Smith (1825-1898)
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Maryton
First line→ Lord, shed abroad Thy boundless love

237: Lord, My Whole Being Yearns

1. 
Lord my whole being yearns and sighs
With thirst insatiable;
My heart is hung’ring now to know
Thy righteous holy will.
 
2. 
Thy righteousness and Thine alone
Can wholly satisfy,
Thy precious promises fulfill,
And my great need supply.
 
3. 
Thy grace and truth and righteousness,
Thy love now shed abroad
Within my heart is all I need,
To speed me on to God.
 
4. 
It was Thy love alone which brought
My soul from nature’s night;
Thy righteousness alone can give
Acceptance in God’s sight.
 
5. 
Thy grace and mercy infinite
Shall speed me while I run,
Until I join the blood wash’d throng,
Accepted in Thy Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Cuthbert Howard
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Lloyd
First line→ Lord my whole being yearns and sighs

238: Lord, Teach Me How I May Take Forth

1. 
Lord, teach me how I may take forth
The precious from the vile,
And wholly separate myself
From all that would defile.
Lord make me willing now to be
As Thine own mouth to speak for Thee.
 
2. 
Lord, bid the fear of men depart,
Control my mind and will,
And in Thy rev’rent holy fear
Keep me submissive still,
Then teach me, Lord, how I may be
As Thine own mouth to speak for Thee.
 
3. 
Lord, show me how to do my part,
That I may not delay
To separate the precious now
And cast the vile away,
As Thine own mouth I long to be
To speak the living word for Thee.
 
4. 
Lord, Thine own Word shall never fail,
And so I hope to see
Thine own most gracious promises
Now verified in me,
That henceforth I may always be
As Thine own mouth to speak for Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ Lord, teach me how I may take forth

239: Lord Teach Me How to Grow in Grace

1. 
Lord, teach me how to grow in grace;
Thy patient Spirit now impart,
Producing hope and confidence
Within the garden of my heart.
 
2. 
Love, joy and peace shall then be seen,
And spread their fragrance all around;
Those pleasant fruits of righteousness
Shall grow and in my soul abound.
 
3. 
Longsuff’ring, gentleness shall come,
And goodness follow in their train;
The fruits of faith and godliness
Shall flourish in my soul again.
 
4. 
Meekness and temp’rance shall appear,
The sign and seal that grace divine,
The love of truth and holiness
Are dwelling in this heart of mine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Dr Lowell Mason (or Timothy B. Mason)
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Eden
First line→ Lord, teach me how to grow in grace;

240: Lord We Gather Round Thy Footstool

1. 
Lord, we gather round Thy footstool,
Bowed in deep humility;
As we look upon the emblems,
We remember Calvary.
 
Chorus
Calvary, Calvary,
We remember Calvary–
In the bread Thy broken body,
In the wine Thy blood we see.
 
2. 
In that night so dark with sorrow,
Left alone in prayer to bow,
See Him drink our cup of anguish,
Drops of blood upon His brow.
 
3. 
See Him led outside the city,
Bruised and bearing all our sin;
Cruel was the death He suffered,
Heaven’s joy for us to win.
 
4. 
Unto Him who loved and washed us
From our sins in His own blood,
We would render thanks and plead for
Grace to love Him as we should.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Lord, we gather round Thy footstool,
Chorus→ Calvary, Calvary,

241: Lord We Need Thy Tender Mercy

1. 
Lord, we need Thy tender mercy,
Need it every day;
We are in the midst of danger–
Teach us how to pray.
 
Chorus
Teach us how to pray,
How to watch and pray,
Fierce and strong the powers of darkness–
Teach us how to pray.
 
2. 
In the quiet of Thy presence,
Fit us for the fray;
Lest we waver in the conflict,
Be our strength and stay.
 
3. 
Lord, preserve and shield Thy people–
Foes are lurking round;
In the way our feet must journey
Snares of death are found.
 
4. 
Lord, impart Thy quickening Spirit
While our prayers arise;
Prayers from needy hearts and contrite
Thou wilt not despise.
 
5. 
Ruthless are the hosts of evil,
Cruel as the grave;
But Thou art our strong deliv’rer,
Thou wilt rise and save.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Morgan
meter→ 8, 5, 8, 5, 5, 5, 8, 5
tune→ Tell Him All
First line→ Lord, we need Thy tender mercy,
Chorus→ Teach us how to pray,

242: Love Divine is Now Appealing

1. 
Love divine is now appealing
To the destitute and poor.
Will you come and find in Jesus
Rest and life for evermore?
 
Chorus
Christ will wash you from your sin
In His own most precious blood,
Love divine doth now constrain.
Be ye reconciled to God.
 
2. 
Love divine has paid our ransom;
O, what sacrifice for thee!
When He laid aside His glory,
Bore your sins on Calvary.
 
3. 
Love divine is interceding
Now at God’s right hand on high.
Will you come and be forgiven?
Ransomed soul, why will you die?
 
4. 
Hearken, love divine is saying,
“O, be ready for that day
When the Son of Man shall call you
And your soul must pass away.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. A. Blackmer
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7
First line→ Love divine is now appealing
Chorus→ Christ will wash you from your sin

243: Love is the Source of Every Good

1. 
Love is the source of every good,
The fixed and sure foundation,
Upon the Rock immovable
God builds His new creation.
Build on this solid rock forever,
Since nothing from His love can sever.
 
2. 
The tongue of men and angels shall,
Like brass or cymbal sounding,
Dissolve and leave no trace behind.
The thought is most astounding,
God’s love alone is never failing,
Revealed in Christ and all prevailing.
 
3. 
All knowledge, gifts and prophecies,
And faith removing mountains,
All sacrifice, the body burned,
Are nought but empty fountains;
The love of Christ is love supernal–
Undimmed, unchanging and eternal.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Heinrich Reimann (altered)
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 9, 9
tune→ Mit Freuden Zart
First line→ Love is the source of every good,

244: Low and Sweet a Voice is Calling

1. 
Low and sweet a voice is calling,
“Souls of mine, why will ye die?”
’Tis the Saviour, meek and lowly–
He is passing, passing by.
 
Chorus
Passing by, passing by,
Passing by, perhaps forever;
Passing by, perhaps forever;
Jesus now is passing by.
 
2. 
Tenderly He reasons with you:
Dreary are the wastes of sin;
Pleasures sought have failed and vanished;
Cheerless is your heart within.
 
3. 
Peace without alloy He giveth
To the yielded heart and life,
His eternal love sustaining
Mid the world’s unrest and strife.
 
4. 
Others may have proved unfaithful–
Jesus never will betray.
O be earnest, rise and follow–
Do not wait another day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. S. Rice
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 8, 8, 7
First line→ Low and sweet a voice is calling,
Chorus→ Passing by, passing by,

245: Love not the World

1. 
Love not the world nor treasures found therein,
They soon shall pass away,
Set not your hearts affections on those things
Which perish and decay,
’Tis but a little while and we must leave
Our earthly dwelling here,
And say our last farewell forevermore,
To all we hold most dear.
 
2. 
Love not the world, its sin and vanity,
Those pleasures soon depart,
Cold, cruel as the grave, seducingly,
They steal your peace of heart,
Illusive are the fading things of time,
So seeming safe and sure,
The moth and rust those riches soon corrupt,
They never can endure.
 
3. 
Love not the world you soon must leave its shores,
And face eternity,
To find a home of everlasting joy
Or endless misery;
Love not earth’s ways, its friendships will not last,
Its honours perish too.
The messenger of death will call you hence,
And hide them from your view.
 
4. 
Love not the world; its glory and its fame
Will lose their power to charm,
And soon the stern realities of death
Will fill you with alarm,
Sell not your soul for monetary joys;
How soon they fail and flee!
Rememb’ring them will bring remorse and grief,
When time has ceased to be.
 
5. 
Love not the world; its seeming vanity
Is but a blind and snare.
The prince of darkness seeks to lure you on
And down to dark despair.
The God who holdeth in His hand thy breath,
In whose are all thy ways,
Created you to glorify His name
By showing forth His praise.
 
6. 
Love not the world– ’tis but a fleeting show
Wherein you cannot stay;
This life is but a handbreadth here below,
’Tis but a passing day.
How short and swift is life’s allotted span–
Yet long enough for thee
To seek a Kingdom nothing can remove,
With God eternally.
 
7. 
Love God alone, and in His Truth rejoice
And seek to walk therein;
He gave His life, the Lowly Nazarene,
To save your soul from sin.
He calls you now to leave the desert ways,
From wand’rings far abroad,
To seek a city with foundations laid
By the Eternal God.
 
8. 
Sweet peace is found in doing His good will,
And those who come find rest;
No other consolation can be found
For weary hearts oppressed,
Come, heavy laden, do not longer stay
From joy and light and love;
In faithfulness His hand will safely lead
To heav’n’s fair home above.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 6, 10, 6, 10, 6, 10, 6
First line→ Love not the world nor treasures found therein,

246: Love Strong as Death, Possess My Soul

1. 
Love strong as death, possess my soul,
My inmost being fill:
Lead me, and teach me to obey
All God’s most Holy Will.
 
2. 
Love, bind me to God’s altar now,
Nought from Thee to withhold:
The whole burnt off’ring I would give
To be divine, controlled.
 
3. 
Love, draw me, I will follow on
Until I prove and see
The length and depth, and breadth and height,
Of Thine immensity.
 
4. 
Love never failing, deathless love,
How could it e’er depart?
Love, teach me how to give to God
An undivided heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Asa Hull
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Abney
First line→ Love strong as death, possess my soul,

247: Low at Thy Throne of Grace

1. 
Low at Thy throne of grace
We humbly bow;
Come in Thy mercy, Lord,
And bless us now.
Oh! meet our soul’s deep need,
Thy precious blood we plead,
Thy chosen people lead
Closer to Thee.
 
2. 
We fear the tempter’s power–
Teach us to pray,
And lead us by the hand
In Thine own way.
Thou art the sinner’s friend,
On Thee our souls depend,
Preserve us to the end–
We trust in Thee.
 
3. 
Our broken, contrite hearts
Now cleanse and heal;
Accept our lives, and give
Thy Spirit’s seal.
Oh! cause Thy face to shine,
We would be wholly Thine,
Filled with Thy life divine,
Loyal to Thee.
 
4. 
We come before Thy face,
Humble and meek;
Forsaking self, we would
Thy favour seek.
Teach us Thy holy will,
Thy purpose now fulfil,
Childlike, resigned and still,
We yield to Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ R. Lowry
meter→ 6, 4, 6, 4, 6, 6, 6, 4
tune→ Consecration
First line→ Low at Thy throne of grace

248: Low Before Thy Throne of Grace

1. 
Low before Thy throne of grace,
Lord of life, we seek Thy face,
O respect our soul’s deep need,
In the Saviour’s name we plead.
 
Chorus
Father, in this quiet hour
May we feel Thy quickening power,
Fill our hearts, O heavenly Dove,
With Thy pure and changeless love.
 
2. 
God of love, Thy grace impart;
Quicken every longing heart;
Fill us with Thy love and zeal;
Grant us now Thy Spirit’s seal.
 
3. 
Lord, our body, spirit, soul,
We would yield to Thy control,
Grace sufficient Thou shalt give,
As in Thee we move and live.
 
4. 
Lord, we plead the Saviour’s blood;
We would serve Thee as we should;
Let Thy pitying eye now see
All our insufficiency.
 
5. 
We would bear Thy worthy name,
Stand before Thee without blame,
Cleansed from all iniquity,
Clothed in Thy humility.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7
tune→ Hollingside
First line→ Low before Thy throne of grace,
Chorus→ Father, in this quiet hour

249: Low in the Dust I Put My Mouth

1. 
Low in the dust I put
My mouth unfeignedly,
Oh, when Thou shalt appear,
Reveal thyself to me.
 
2. 
Lord, is there ought of pride
Still lurking in my heart?
Rebuke the cursed thing,
And bid it now depart.
 
3. 
I need Thy power and grace
To dwell with me alway,
Grace to the lowly mind
Is all its strength and stay.
 
4. 
Lord, if there may be hope,
I shall indeed, I must
Abhor myself, repent,
My mouth low in the dust.
 
5. 
Since God resists the proud,
My Saviour, I will trust
Thy grace and holiness
To raise me from the dust.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 6, 6
First line→ Low in the dust I put

250: Lowly at Thy Feet

1. 
Lowly at Thy feet, my Saviour,
Pleading for Thy pardoning grace,
I would seek Thy smile and favour;
Do not hide from me Thy face.
Often heart and flesh would fail me;
Help me, Saviour, from above;
Sweet the thought my heart retaineth:
I am not beyond Thy love.
 
Chorus
Not beyond the love of Jesus,
His unmeasured wealth of love;
Sweet the thought my heart retaineth:
I am not beyond Thy love.
 
2. 
Hush, my heart, thy Saviour speaketh–
Strained, my ear to catch His word;
Peace that passeth understanding,
Strength and life it doth afford.
Boundless is His love and mercy,
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Vast, unending, never failing,
Sure for all eternity.
 
3. 
’Tis not sacrifice nor offerings,
But my body He requires
For His home and habitation;
Shall I yield to His desires?
Can I, listening to His pleadings,
Still refuse and say Him nay?
Love begets the love He asketh:
Lord, I yield without delay.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Lowly at Thy feet, my Saviour,
Chorus→ Not beyond the love of Jesus,

250: Lowly at Thy Feet

1. 
Lowly at Thy feet, my Saviour,
Pleading for Thy pardoning grace,
I would seek Thy smile and favour;
Do not hide from me Thy face.
Often heart and flesh would fail me;
Help me, Saviour, from above;
Sweet the thought my heart retaineth:
I am not beyond Thy love.
 
Chorus
Not beyond the love of Jesus,
His unmeasured wealth of love;
Sweet the thought my heart retaineth:
I am not beyond Thy love.
 
2. 
Hush, my heart, thy Saviour speaketh–
Strained, my ear to catch His word;
Peace that passeth understanding,
Strength and life it doth afford.
Boundless is His love and mercy,
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Vast, unending, never failing,
Sure for all eternity.
 
3. 
’Tis not sacrifice nor offerings,
But my body He requires
For His home and habitation;
Shall I yield to His desires?
Can I, listening to His pleadings,
Still refuse and say Him nay?
Love begets the love He asketh:
Lord, I yield without delay.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7

251: Made Nigh by Christ's Own Precious Blood

1. 
Made nigh by Christ’s own precious blood,
We dare approach the throne of grace;
Our hearts acknowledge God is here,
And humbly bow before His face.
 
Chorus
Our God is here, the living God,
In heartfelt praise we humbly bow,
The Lord of Hosts is on our side
We will not be defeated now.
 
2. 
Oh, let Thy sacred fire descend,
Purge and consume all earthly dross;
Give wisdom daily how to build,
Lest we sustain eternal loss.
 
3. 
Lord, arm us with the mind of Christ,
That suff’ring, we may cease from sin;
Cleanse now Thy temple, we implore;
In all Thy fulness dwell within.
 
4. 
Oh, may our prayers like incense rise,
A constant flame continually;
Of deep desire before Thy throne,
That we conformed to Christ may be.
 
5. 
Thy life and righteousness impart,
Anoint our eyes, lest, growing dim,
We fail to choose affliction now,
That we may be joint heirs with Him.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. M. Whyte
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ Made nigh by Christ’s own precious blood,
Chorus→ Our God is here, the living God,

252: Make God Your Friend

1. 
Make God your friend and walk with Him,
His grace and truth shall never fail
The power and strength of love divine
Shall over all your foes prevail.
 
Chorus
God’s priceless words are very pure,
In furnace heat they have been tried.
They shall preserve His chosen seed,
Who faithfully in Him abide.
 
2. 
Make God your friend and counsellor,
In Him repose your confidence.
His friendship is forever sure,
And great will be the recompense.
 
3. 
Make God your friend and you will find,
A friend above all friends is He,
The treasures of His boundless love,
They never shall exhausted be.
 
4. 
Make God your friend, believe His Word,
Your trust He never will betray
The love of Jesus cannot change,
Shall never die or pass away.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ James M. Black
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ Make God your friend and walk with Him,
Chorus→ God’s priceless words are very pure,

253: Make no Provision for the Flesh

1. 
Make no provision for the flesh
And Christ shall dwell in you,
His promises shall never fail,
His Holy word is true.
Make no provision to fulfill
Your carnal mind and selfish will.
 
2. 
Make no provision, none at all,
Escape from nature’s night,
When God reveals His holy will,
Make haste obey the light,
Make no provision, ’tis not right,
No flesh can glory in His sight.
 
3. 
Make no provision, let all self
Continually decrease.
Affinity with Amalek
Must now forever cease,
Christ must increase till God can see
The image of His Son in thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ Make no provision for the flesh

254: Mine Eyes Run To and Fro

1. 
Mine eyes run to and fro throughout the earth
In all anxiety to find a man
Who will in deed and truth fulfill My will,
And carry out My purpose and My plan.
 
2. 
I looked and saw the hedge all broken down,
The gap, unchallenged, open stood to view.
I saw in sore distress that faithful men,
Who bear the burden of the Lord, are few.
 
3. 
I fain would spare that fair, delightsome land
So sacred bought by blood; ’tis hallowed ground.
Marked by the footsteps of My Holy One.
To save My heritage; can one be found?
 
4. 
I sought, and still I seek and long to see
That which My soul delights to look upon,
A man to stand before Me in the gap,
The great deliv’rance wrought, the battle won.
 
5. 
To save that land, I gave in sacrifice,
My glory, My delight, My worthy Son.
My heart, My heart is pained to find a man.
Shall Heav’n lament with Me in finding none?
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ Mine eyes run to and fro throughout the earth

255: My Confidence in Jesus is Given

1. 
My confidence in Jesus
Is given from above,
The work of His good Spirit
Inspiring me to love.
’Tis written on my heart, I must
Continually in Jesus trust.
 
2. 
I will not cease from trusting,
God shall my purpose seal,
To all the poor in spirit
His Kingdom now reveal.
My earthly nature still my lust,
But I shall never cease to trust.
 
3. 
My trust is in the Saviour,
He bought me with His blood,
Laid down His life a ransom,
The Holy Son of God.
Although He slay me, yet I must
In peaceful resignation trust.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 8, 8
First line→ My confidence in Jesus

256: My Great High Priest is Jesus

1. 
My great High Priest is Jesus,
Before the Father’s face,
And I am daily proving
His mercy, truth and grace.
 
Chorus
My life is fully yielded,
With heart and mind and will.
Oh, may His love and Spirit,
My inmost being fill.
 
2. 
He is my elder brother
Who pleads at God’s right hand,
And He will keep me faithful,
A stranger in the land.
 
3. 
A pilgrim here I journey,
My treasure is on high,
Of riches never failing,
And love which cannot die.
 
4. 
He gives to me His nature,
Clothed in His raiment white,
Mine eyes He hath anointed,
To walk in His pure light.
 
5. 
The path is growing brighter,
I love the lowly way
Of peace and joy and gladness
That leads to perfect day.
 
6. 
I want to be more like Him,
God’s wellbeloved Son,
Conform me to His image,
O Thou, Almighty One.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Just a Word
First line→ My great High Priest is Jesus,
Chorus→ My life is fully yielded,

257: My Heart Was Sad and Weary

1. 
My heart was sad and weary–
I had no rest within
And wandered on in darkness,
Still deeper into sin:
Iniquity had bound me,
And all was dark as night;
In bitterness of spirit,
I longed for peace and light.
 
Chorus
I’m glad I met with Jesus–
He bade my sins depart;
He came with joy and gladness
To dwell within my heart.
 
2. 
I sought earth’s fading treasures,
Some lasting joy to gain;
Its pleasures disappointed–
I found them void and vain;
Life seemed to be a failure:
The joys it could impart
Left but remorse and sadness
And sorrow in my heart.
 
3. 
The darkness seemed to deepen;
No light, no hope was nigh,
When, lo! I heard the Saviour,
Who then was passing by.
In kindly tones He whispered,
“Oh, soul I died for thee,
And bore in my own body
Your sins upon the tree.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Mrs J. G. Wilson
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
First line→ My heart was sad and weary–
Chorus→ I’m glad I met with Jesus–

258: My Faith is in the Saviour

1. 
My faith is in the Saviour,
Who bought me with His blood,
My heart is now the dwelling
Of Christ the Son of God.
 
2. 
My hope is in the Saviour,
Who has supreme control,
A hope both sure and steadfast,
The anchor of my soul.
 
3. 
There are three precious virtues,
Faith, hope and charity,
The love of God unfailing,
The greatest of the three.
 
4. 
When faith and hope are ended,
And we enjoy and see,
The love of God unchanging
Shall never cease to be.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. H. Knecht
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Knecht
First line→ My faith is in the Saviour,

259: My Heart is Fixed for Evermore

1. 
My heart is fixed for evermore,
I will rejoice and sing for joy,
My Saviour’s name I shall adore,
His praises shall my powers employ.
 
Chorus
He gave His life, oh, love divine,
Unchanging, never failing, free.
Oh, Lord was ever love like Thine?–
The love which binds my soul to Thine.
 
2. 
He gave Himself most willingly,
That I might know His love and grace,
And I shall worship gratefully,
When I shall see Him face to face.
 
3. 
There’s nought in Heav’n or earth can move
Or separate me from His love.
Almighty grace I daily prove
Is giv’n to me from Heav’n above.
 
4. 
Where He has gone, there shall I be,
With Him at God’s right hand on high
His glorious Kingdom I shall see,
By His own blood to God made nigh.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas. H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ My heart is fixed for evermore,
Chorus→ He gave His life, oh, love divine,

260: My Inmost Being Yearns and Sighs for Thee

1. 
My inmost being yearns and sighs for Thee,
For perfect holiness and purity.
These are the purchase of my Saviour’s blood,
The One who died for me, the Son of God.
 
2. 
Salvation to the uttermost is mine,
Though all the powers of death and hell combine.
The power that raised my Saviour from the dead
Is mine in Him, my ever living Head.
 
3. 
I want to pray and seek the face of God,
To keep my mind from wand’ring far abroad.
So many vain and foolish thoughts arise,
To dim my vision, claim my sacrifice.
 
4. 
I sorely need Thy wisdom, love and grace,
To speed me onward in the heav’nly race.
How many are the things that would dismay;
My heart is fearful lest I miss the way.
 
5. 
I long to gain a clearer vision still
Of Jesus and obey His righteous will.
He is the way of truth and holiness;
Obeying Him, the way I cannot miss.
 
6. 
I stand reproved when I consider Him.
He did not fail, nor did His faith grow dim.
I need His patient Spirit to defend
And be my guide unto the journey’s end.
 
7. 
I seek eternal life from heav’n above,
Revealed in Jesus, God’s great gift of love.
I need His nature to abase my pride
Lest I come short and find myself outside.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ My inmost being yearns and sighs for Thee,

261: My Life is Hid With Christ in God

1. 
My life is hid with Christ in God,
Preserved within that sure retreat;
Though Satan rage against my soul,
I worship at my Saviour’s feet.
 
Chorus
No foes can reach that secret place
Where hides my soul safe in His care;
His presence, like a wall of fire,
Is round about me everywhere.
 
2. 
The fiery darts which Satan hurls,
Temptations painful and severe,
No more my trembling soul appal:
I know the Lord of Hosts is near.
 
3. 
Though fierce the conflict here below,
With hosts of sin by Satan led,
The God of Truth will favour me
And bruise the fiery serpent’s head.
 
4. 
I rest in God’s unchanging love;
His peace now reigns within my heart;
Obedient to the Spirit’s voice,
I daily choose the better part.
 
5. 
Though oft infirmities lie sore
Upon this toilworn, weary frame,
The power of Christ is resting there,
And I revere His Holy name.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. S. Weeden
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Hannah
First line→ My life is hid with Christ in God,
Chorus→ No foes can reach that secret place

262: My Mind is Stayed on Jesus

1. 
My mind is stayed on Jesus,
The Holy Son of God,
Who purchased my redemption,
With His most precious blood,
My mind is stayed and trusting,
His perfect peace is mine,
From Him who died to save me,
I never shall decline.
 
2. 
Come joy, come grief or sorrow,
My mind is stayed on Him.
There’s nought can change my purpose,
No clouds the light can dim.
I see His face with gladness,
I hear His loving voice,
Though pain may be my portion,
In Him I will rejoice.
 
3. 
He bore the cross and anguish,
Delivered for my sin.
Now He is my righteousness,
And I have rest within,
For me He intercedeth
At God’s right hand on high,
And soon I shall be with Him
Where joy can never die.
 
4. 
I want to bear with patience,
According to His will,
The daily cross He giveth,
That I may now fulfill
His purpose and good pleasure
Until my race is run,
Then waken in the likeness
Of God’s beloved Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ G. J.Webb
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Webb
First line→ My mind is stayed on Jesus,

263: My Presence Shall Go With Thee

1. 
My presence shall go with thee,
I will not, cannot fail,
Remember I am pleading
For you within the veil.
To all I say, Oh, take good heed,
And thou shalt overcome indeed.
 
2. 
My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest
According to My promise,
My people will be blest.
Obey my will, and thou shalt see
The Heavens opened unto thee.
 
3. 
My presence shall go with thee,
Oh, faint not by the way,
Your strength shall be proportioned
According to your day,
Have faith in God and thou shalt see,
Much more than conqueror thou shalt be.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 8, 8
First line→ My presence shall go with thee,

264: My Refuge and Hope are in Jesus

1. 
My refuge and hope are in Jesus,
My comfort in days of distress;
Though weary the wilderness journey,
I know He will nourish and bless.
 
Chorus
Though hosts of sin may surround me,
My heart shall not fear, for I know
My refuge and hope are in Jesus,
And onward rejoicing I go.
 
2. 
His own strong right arm will protect me,
Though fiercely the foes may assail;
I trust in the name of Jehovah,
And know I shall surely prevail.
 
3. 
His mercy and faithfulness never
Depart from the upright in heart;
And, knowing our frame, He remembers
His Spirit and strength to impart.
 
4. 
He dwells with the meek and the lowly;
His counsel is sweet to their soul;
The heart that is humble and contrite,
The Saviour delights to control.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bilhorn
meter→ 9, 8, 9, 8, 8, 8, 9, 8
First line→ My refuge and hope are in Jesus,
Chorus→ Though hosts of sin may surround me,

265: My Saviour Bids Me Sing His Praise

1. 
My Saviour bids me sing His praise,
Adore His wondrous works and ways;
His life within, His love and peace,
Inspire a song which cannot cease.
 
Chorus
My Lord and I shall never part;
He reigns supreme within my heart.
With all the raptured saints above,
I’ll praise the God whose name is Love.
 
2. 
He came from God the Father’s heart
To take the guilty sinner’s part;
Love paid the price none other could,
For our redemption shed His blood.
 
3. 
Although a stranger in the land,
I will obey my Lord’s command;
In Him my restless heart is still,
Resigned to His most holy will.
 
4. 
A pilgrim in the heavenly way,
I trust Him in the evil day;
Clothed in His armour, I shall stand,
Protected by His mighty hand.
 
5. 
When life is over I shall dwell
With Him my soul has loved so well,
Clothed in His righteousness complete,
To fall and worship at His feet.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ L. Manning
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ My Saviour bids me sing His praise,
Chorus→ My Lord and I shall never part;

266: My Saviour Has Supreme Control

1. 
My Saviour has supreme control,
My heart is now at rest,
For I am fully satisfied–
His way and will is best.
I would not dare to choose my way,
The Lord alone shall guide.
I feel the clasp of His dear hand,
And journey by His side.
 
2. 
Earth’s many voices which I hear,
Would lure my heart to stay,
But loves fair vision fills my soul,
And so I haste away.
Although the pathway now may lead
Through valleys dark and drear,
The comfort of His rod and staff
Assure me He is near.
 
3. 
When every consolation fails,
I question not His love;
His life within shall bear me on
To His fair home above.
Safe hidden in the Father’s hand,
His work of grace begun,
He will continue and complete
And make me like His Son.
 
4. 
To suffer with my soul’s Beloved
Is now my highest choice;
As self decreases I can hear
My Heav’nly Bridegroom’s voice.
We know our light afflictions will
Add to our joy and crown
When life is o’er, and at His feet
We lay our armour down.
 
5. 
I’ll follow with Him to the end–
It is but meet I should;
For me He drank the bitter cup,
Resisting unto blood.
It was for me He lived and died,
For me He rose a gain.
He lives in me and I in Him,
And with Him I shall reign.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Anon (Arr Wm. A. Huntley)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ My Saviour has supreme control,

267: My Saviour, How I Love Thy Name

1. 
My Saviour, how I love Thy name,
And oh, how precious to my heart
The bond of love which makes us one,
And binds us nevermore to part.
 
Chorus
My name is graven on His hands,
His precious blood now speaks for me,
Within the Holiest of all,
Before God’s face continually.
 
2. 
My Shepherd, since Thy life is mine,
I rest in this– Thou shalt prevail
O’er every foe, without, within–
Thy love, allconq’ring cannot fail.
 
3. 
My Master, all my soul desires
The grace to serve Thee faithfully,
With rev’rence, and with godly fear,
In meek unfeigned humility.
 
4. 
My Father, hearken to my prayer,
In Jesus’ name I ask of Thee;
In life, in death, deny me not,
Let Christ be magnified in me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Mrs C. (Laura) Coombs
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ My Saviour, how I love Thy name,
Chorus→ My name is graven on His hands,

268: My Saviour, I Will Follow Thee

1. 
My Saviour, I will follow Thee,
Thy love is never failing;
Dwell Thou in me for evermore,
O’er all my foes prevailing.
Thy cleansing blood has reached my soul,
Thy voice sin’s tempest stilling,
Has spoken peace, in Thee I rest,
Thy love my heart is filling.
 
2. 
O let Thy gentleness and grace
Within my heart abounding,
My carnal nature now subdue,
The hosts of sin confounding.
I fear lest I should miss the mark,
The prize of my high calling
To stand deformed on that great day,
The thought is too appalling.
 
3. 
This confidence assures my heart
The work of recreation
He will maintain until I prove
His uttermost salvation.
Beholding Him, the highest prize,
From Jesus never turning.
The mighty change is wrought within,
His beauty our adorning.
 
4. 
O Lamb of God, prevail in me,
My being sanctifying,
To gain complete conformity
My inmost soul is sighing.
Thy deathless, all consuming love
So constant in its burning,
Proclaims Thine image I shall bear
On that eternal morning.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geo. C. Stebbins
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ My Saviour, I will follow Thee,

269: My Saviour Left His Father's Home

1. 
My Saviour left His Father’s home,
Came down to teach me how to love;
He died to put away my sin,
And take me to His Home above.
 
2. 
My Saviour, I would walk with Thee,
O, keep my mind and conscience free,
Let Thy pure love fill all my soul,
That I may serve Thee faithfully.
 
3. 
I long to have the single eye,
To keep my body full of light,
Thy love and tenderness alone
Shall keep my heart and spirit right.
 
4. 
Thine only is the love and grace,
Thy Spirit is the power I need,
Thy gentleness shall make me great,
And noble in my word and deed.
 
5. 
O, grant Thy pure and lowly mind,
Thy meekness and humility,
All that pertains to Godliness,
May evermore abide in me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. Baker
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hesperus
First line→ My Saviour left His Father’s home,

270: My Saviour, Let Thy Truth and Grace

1. 
My Saviour, let Thy truth and grace
In all its fulness fill my soul;
Since Thou hast bought me with Thy blood,
Thou shalt possess and own the whole.
 
2. 
I rest in this, my Saviour knows
The powers that o’er me would prevail.
Much more than conq’ror I shall be,
Through Him who pleads within the veil.
 
3. 
His blood is speaking there for me,
Within that sacred holy place,
Before the great eternal God,
Who sits upon the throne of grace.
 
4. 
His all prevailing prayers are heard,
And no one can dispute my claim;
In God’s beloved my ransom paid,
I am accepted in His name.
 
5. 
O Lamb of God, Thy sacred blood
Has reached and cleansed this heart of mine.
The love which fills the heav’ns above
Has claimed and sealed me wholly Thine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Calm
First line→ My Saviour, let Thy truth and grace

271: No; Nothing can Abate My Love

1. 
No; nothing can abate my love,
No powers can bid my soul depart.
Love is the bond of perfectness,
Its origin is in God’s heart.
 
2. 
God sent His Son to fill my soul
With love which shall forever burn,
His love is indestructible,
To God’s own heart it shall return.
 
3. 
Accepted now of God in Christ,
This is my one my only plea,
Redeemed, forgiven I am His,
His life is mine eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Anonymous
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Holborn Hill
First line→ No; nothing can abate my love,

272: My Saviour Speaks, I Hear His Kindly Voice

1. 
My Saviour speaks! I hear His kindly voice;
It thrills my soul and makes my heart rejoice.
Amid earth’s gloom the Lamb of God I see,
The One who loved and gave Himself for me.
 
2. 
How sweet to know, God’s pure and spotless Son
My inmost heart’s affection now has won!
For me He left His Father’s home on high;
Oh! wondrous love, that He, my Lord, should die.
 
3. 
Oh! precious fellowship, divinely sweet!
With joy I worship at my Saviour’s feet.
In wonder and amazement I adore
And plead for grace to love Him more and more.
 
4. 
No more a stranger to His love and grace,
But reconciled, I now behold His face.
Unspeakable the bliss, the precious rest,
In peace reclining on my Saviour’s breast.
 
5. 
His love will keep me in the narrow way,
Until I reach the land of endless day,
There to behold Him, see Him as He is,
With all the bloodwashed throng to sing His praise.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. J. Hopkins
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ My Saviour speaks! I hear His kindly voice;

273: My Saviour’s Love Shall Never Fail

1. 
My Saviour’s love shall never fail,
Till I am safe within the veil;
When life has ended here for me,
Lord Jesus, I shall dwell with Thee.
 
Chorus
Love led Him to Gethsemane;
Love led Him on to Calvary.
Love in His flowing wounds I see:
The Lamb of God, who died for me.
 
2. 
Although unworthy of His love,
He has prepared a home above,
Where souls redeemed shall live in peace;
Their joy in God shall never cease.
 
3. 
His servants there shall see His face,
Arrayed in righteousness and grace,
Their crown of life to bear His name
And stand before Him without blame.
 
4. 
God’s love shall comfort them for aye,
His hand shall wipe their tears away;
Before the throne their theme shall be:
“Herein is love: He died for me.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ My Saviour’s love shall never fail,
Chorus→ Love led Him to Gethsemane;

273: My Saviour’s Love Shall Never Fail

1. 
My Saviour’s love shall never fail,
Till I am safe within the veil;
When life has ended here for me,
Lord Jesus, I shall dwell with Thee.
 
Chorus
Love led Him to Gethsemane;
Love led Him on to Calvary.
Love in His flowing wounds I see:
The Lamb of God, who died for me.
 
2. 
Although unworthy of His love,
He has prepared a home above,
Where souls redeemed shall live in peace;
Their joy in God shall never cease.
 
3. 
His servants there shall see His face,
Arrayed in righteousness and grace,
Their crown of life to bear His name
And stand before Him without blame.
 
4. 
God’s love shall comfort them for aye,
His hand shall wipe their tears away;
Before the throne their theme shall be:
“Herein is love: He died for me.”
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)

274: My Soul Desires to Walk With God

1. 
My soul desires to walk with God,
Along the path His chosen trod;
I hear Him calling “Come away,”
And joyfully I now obey.
 
Chorus
I hear Him call, I hear Him call
From all that would my soul enthrall;
I haste away to walk with God,
Along the path His chosen trod.
 
2. 
The world may frown; I do not fear:
He waits with words of hope and cheer,
To help me on my homeward way,
Where I shall rest at close of day.
 
3. 
New springs within my heart arise
While I behold His sacrifice;
My soul desires, it yearns to be,
A sacrifice, O Lord, for Thee.
 
4. 
Though powers of earth and hell oppose,
I rest in this– my Father knows;
His word is sure, it cannot fail:
Rejoice, my soul, thou shalt prevail!
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. B. Bradbury
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Consolation
First line→ My soul desires to walk with God,
Chorus→ I hear Him call, I hear Him call

275: My Soul is Thirsting Now For God

1. 
My soul is thirsting now for God;
Oh, when shall I appear,
Within His courts and there abide
In Him without a fear?
’Gainst foes without and foes within
I daily now contend,
But God in His unchanging love
My soul will sure defend.
 
2. 
“Where is thy God?” the scorners say,
And mock me while I plead,
But He who knows my grief and pain
Will meet my every need.
Though sighs and tears my portion be,
God is my hope and stay;
Oh; why art thou cast down, my soul?
The clouds will pass away.
 
3. 
Thy waves and billows o’er me roll
Deep calleth unto deep,
In mercy now respect my prayer,
Thou Shepherd of the sheep.
Soul, why art thou disquieted,
With sorrow burdened down?
Hope thou in God and He thy days
With mercy yet will crown.
 
4. 
Deliver me and plead my cause:
My enemies oppress,
Ungodly men beset me round
And mock at my distress.
Oh, why hast Thou forgotten me?
My soul is left to mourn.
Thou art the rock of my defence;
Oh, when wilt Thou return?
 
5. 
Send out Thy light, Oh, send the truth
And let them lead me still
Unto Thy tabernacle, Lord,
Up to thy holy hill,
Then to Thy altar I will go
With songs of joy and praise,
Present my life and seek for grace
To walk in wisdom’s way.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ André E. M. Grétry,(Arr. W. J. Kirkpatrick)
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
tune→ Landås
First line→ My soul is thirsting now for God;

276: My Soul, is Yours a Labour

1. 
My soul, is yours a labour of pure love
For Him who loved and gave Himself for you?
Does love of self or love for Christ impel
The service you engage and now pursue?
 
2. 
Those Angels who behold His face with joy
Are looking on with wonder and surprise.
What shall they hear– the murmurs of selfwill
Or see your glad and willing sacrifice?
 
3. 
My soul, hath God required this at your hand,
The precincts of His sacred courts to tread?
Does love inspire the labour you bestow
Or are you by some baser motive led?
 
4. 
No sacrifice can ever satisfy
The heart of God who reigns in light above,
And nothing is acceptable to Him
If we refuse the first fruits of our love.
 
5. 
My soul, reflect upon those solemn words
Pronounced on Israel by their faithful God:
My children whom I nourished have rebelled,
They have gone back, their hands are full of blood.
 
6. 
Those Sons of Fire who in His presence wait,
They stand above His great eternal Throne,
His glory veils their Holy Ministry
Their glory is to serve by love alone.
 
7. 
Ten thousand times ten thousand honours wait
The hearts who serve by love divine made pure.
O, blessed service and forever blest,
Their joy and crown immortal shall endure.
 
8. 
With my whole being earnestly I seek
A heart to love and serve Thee worthily,
That I may prove my gratitude to Him
Who came in love to give Himself for me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Edward J. Hopkins
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ My soul, is yours a labour of pure love

277: My Soul Rejoices in the Lord

1. 
My soul rejoices in the Lord,
For He has made my life His own.
That which was lost is now restored,
And never shall be overthrown.
 
2. 
While this sweet voice my heart can charm,
Despite the many sounds that thrill,
I find it is the secret balm
And antidote for every ill.
 
3. 
When flesh is weak and oul is faint,
This Spirit voice comes clear and sweet,
Pour out thy heart without restraint,
And find thy rest at Jesus’ feet.
 
4. 
And then I lay me down in peace,
For Jesus knows and gives to me
A rest and strength that doth increase,
As He reveals Himself to me.
 
5. 
’Tis sweet to know this precious rest
Is free to all who trust in Him,
And longing hearts are cheered and blest
With love and light that ne’er grows dim.
 
6. 
His love will lead, His light will guide,
Though we ofttimes are sore distressed,
To Him who loved and wept and died,
Then may we ever give our best.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Peter Ritter
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hursley
First line→ My soul rejoices in the Lord,

278: My Soul's Sweet Song is Jesus

1. 
My soul’s sweet song is Jesus,
I cannot help but sing.
My heart is fully yielded,
He reigns supreme my King,
I sing for joy and gladness,
Although I bear the cross,
His love outweighs the suff’ring,
The sacrifice and loss.
 
2. 
My only hope is Jesus,
A living Christ within.
My heart is now His temple,
He saves me from all sin,
Receiving daily cleansing,
Made new a house of prayer,
My all, complete the off’ring
Upon the altar there.
 
3. 
How kind the heart of Jesus,
To save us by His grace.
He bore our sins and sorrows,
He took the sinners place,
The holiest is open,
No veil to hide the sun,
For in Christ’s face the glory
We now may look upon.
 
4. 
We are the earthen vessel,
The treasure to contain.
For in our mortal bodies
He deigns to live again,
How excellent the glory,
How full and deep our joy,
When all our powers and talents
Are used in His employ.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ S. S. Wesley
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Aurelia
First line→ My soul’s sweet song is Jesus,

279: Nearer to Jesus My Saviour

1. 
Nearer to Jesus my Saviour,
I would be closer drawn,
See how the shades are gathering,
Daylight will soon be gone,
Soon will my season of service,
Here in this life be o’er
Then I shall join with the ransomed
On that fair Heav’nly shore.
 
2. 
Nearer my blessed Redeemer,
Close to His wounded side,
Under His care and protection,
Ever I would abide.
Safe from the wiles of the tempter,
Far from the noisy throng,
Strong in His grace as I journey,
Singing my pilgrim song.
 
3. 
Nearer the feet of the Master,
Choosing the better part,
Simple and childlike in spirit,
Bidding myself depart,
Learning to walk in His counsel,
Under His glad control,
Bearing His yoke in subjection,
Sweet is my rest of soul.
 
4. 
Nearer to Him in temptation,
Willing to suffer loss,
Self and self int’rest forsaking,
Ready to bear the cross,
Though in myself insufficient,
Grace will my Lord impart,
Perfect His strength in my weakness,
Stablish my wav’ring heart.
 
5. 
Nearer the cross and the garden,
Multiplied tears and sighs,
Fellowship with Him in suff’ring,
More of a sacrifice,
No; not my will, Oh, my Father,
Let all Thy will be done,
Strengthen my purpose to follow
Till the vict’ry is won.
 
6. 
Nearer the day of His glory,
Nearer His coming reign,
Soon as the King of the nations,
He will return again,
Though heart and flesh often fail me,
I would desire to be
Found with Thy chosen and faithful,
Worthy to reign with Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
tune→ Lilliard
First line→ Nearer to Jesus my Saviour,

280: No Ray of Light to Pierce the Gloom

1. 
No ray of light to pierce the gloom,
When wand’ring far away in sin!
The Saviour’s gentle voice I heard,
“Oh troubled heart, may I come in?”
 
Chorus
My heart responded to His voice;
He whispered as He entered in,
“My blood was shed on Calvary
To make atonement for your sin.”
 
2. 
Behold My pierced hands and feet!
Those cruel thorns were all for thee;
Your many sins I bore them all
In My own body on the tree.
 
3. 
Could I resist such matchless love,
And gaze unmoved upon His face–
The brow that sweat in agony
To gain for me in heav’n a place?
 
4. 
My heart, once full of fear and dread,
Is now possessed by love divine;
I scarce can comprehend the thought,
He dwells within this heart of mine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ No ray of light to pierce the gloom,
Chorus→ My heart responded to His voice;

280: No Ray of Light to Pierce the Gloom

1. 
No ray of light to pierce the gloom,
When wand’ring far away in sin!
The Saviour’s gentle voice I heard,
“Oh troubled heart, may I come in?”
 
Chorus
My heart responded to His voice;
He whispered as He entered in,
“My blood was shed on Calvary
To make atonement for your sin.”
 
2. 
Behold My pierced hands and feet!
Those cruel thorns were all for thee;
Your many sins I bore them all
In My own body on the tree.
 
3. 
Could I resist such matchless love,
And gaze unmoved upon His face–
The brow that sweat in agony
To gain for me in heav’n a place?
 
4. 
My heart, once full of fear and dread,
Is now possessed by love divine;
I scarce can comprehend the thought,
He dwells within this heart of mine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)

281: No Reputation, With Jesus I Go

1. 
No reputation, with Jesus I go,
Willingly, cheerfully, my life to sow.
Sow to the Spirit, in faith lay it down;
Strive for the mastery, hope for the crown.
 
2. 
No reputation, if Jesus had none;
Why should I murmur, the suffering shun?
Why from the cross should I seek for release?
I must diminish for Him to increase.
 
3. 
No reputation, but with Him I crave
Glory immortal, beyond the dark grave,
Honour and glory which never can fade;
Scorners are silent, there’s none to upbraid.
 
4. 
No reputation and unrecognized,
Misunderstood and by worldlings despised,
God understands me– this thought will suffice;
Bearing the cross, I should ever rejoice.
 
5. 
No reputation, with Him I’m content,
Laying my life down, to spend and be spent;
Living or dying, I will not refrain:
God cannot lie, I shall take it again.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ No reputation, with Jesus I go,

281: No Reputation, With Jesus I Go

1. 
No reputation, with Jesus I go,
Willingly, cheerfully, my life to sow.
Sow to the Spirit, in faith lay it down;
Strive for the mastery, hope for the crown.
 
2. 
No reputation, if Jesus had none;
Why should I murmur, the suffering shun?
Why from the cross should I seek for release?
I must diminish for Him to increase.
 
3. 
No reputation, but with Him I crave
Glory immortal, beyond the dark grave,
Honour and glory which never can fade;
Scorners are silent, there’s none to upbraid.
 
4. 
No reputation and unrecognized,
Misunderstood and by worldlings despised,
God understands me– this thought will suffice;
Bearing the cross, I should ever rejoice.
 
5. 
No reputation, with Him I’m content,
Laying my life down, to spend and be spent;
Living or dying, I will not refrain:
God cannot lie, I shall take it again.
 
6. 
No reputation, yet onward I move.
His tender sympathy daily I prove,
He understands me and bright overhead,
Glory illumes all the pathway I tread.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10

282: Not Redeemed With Gold or Silver

1. 
Not redeemed with gold or silver,
But with precious blood I am;
Priceless was the ransom given–
God the Father’s spotless Lamb.
 
Chorus
It was Jesus, my Saviour,
Gave His life to ransom me;
Love beyond my comprehending,
When He suffered on Calvary.
 
2. 
Not redeemed to vainly squander
Time and talents He bestows;
Strength He gives to bear the burden–
Well this feeble frame He knows.
 
3. 
Not redeemed to live in pleasure
While the precious moments fly;
Brief our span of life to labour–
Days and years pass swiftly by.
 
4. 
He redeemed me– oh, what mercy!
Greater love could never be!
God’s own Son, so pure and holy,
Was the sacrifice for me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas. J. Butler
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8
First line→ Not redeemed with gold or silver,
Chorus→ It was Jesus, my Saviour,

283: Nothing in Heaven or Earth

1. 
Nothing in Heav’n or earth,
Nothing in death or hell
Can change the love of God,
Trust Him all shall be well.
 
2. 
He will preserve His own,
Though strangers in the land,
Across the desert way;
He leads them by the hand.
 
3. 
They are His chosen seed,
They are forever blest,
Unerringly He leads,
Safe to His home and rest.
 
4. 
He surely will rebuke
The powers that would devour,
Protect His Lambs and sheep;
He is their shield and power.
 
5. 
He has prepared a place
At His right hand above,
Where they shall dwell in light
And praise the God of love.
 
6. 
They see their Saviour’s face,
To serve Him is their joy,
The song of God’s redeemed
Their raptured souls employ.
 
7. 
There shall be no more pain,
All tears are wiped away,
They rest in perfect peace
In God’s eternal day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 6, 6
First line→ Nothing in Heav’n or earth,

284: O Beware Lest You Refuse

1. 
O beware lest you refuse
The call of God today.
Time cannot wait and very soon
Your life must pass away.
 
Chorus
Oh! Come to Jesus now.
Forsake your foolish pride.
How sad if God should close the door,
And you are left outside.
 
2. 
O beware lest you despise,
In this your day of grace,
The invitation God has sent,
And others fill your place.
 
3. 
O beware lest you reject
God’s counsel from on High.
Be wise, take heed, and hearken now,
Lest He should pass you by.
 
4. 
O beware lest you should grieve
The Spirit’s tender voice;
God says He will not always strive.
O haste, and make your choice.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 7, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6
tune→ Revival
First line→ O beware lest you refuse
Chorus→ Oh! Come to Jesus now.

285: O Brother, Sister, Weary Not

1. 
O, brother, sister, weary not,
Faint not within your mind,
God’s ears are open to your prayer,
His heart to you inclined.
 
Chorus
’Tis yielded, all my willing heart,
My spirit, body, soul.
Preserve me blameless, undefiled,
Possess and own the whole.
 
2. 
God’s eyes behold His hidden ones,
The quiet in the land,
Who silently obey His voice,
The touch of His dear hand.
 
3. 
Let every voice be hushed and still,
All nature soothed to rest,
In meek humility to own
His way and will is best.
 
4. 
Not mine: oh, let Thy will be done;
Subdued, my heart shall say,
At God’s disposal all my life
Without reserve I lay.
 
5. 
Fulfill in me Thy perfect will,
Thou gracious Holy One.
Perform, continue and complete
Thy work of grace begun.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. Mountain
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ O, brother, sister, weary not,
Chorus→ ’Tis yielded, all my willing heart,

286: Oh, Give Thyself Continually

1. 
Oh, give thyself continually
To fervent prayer and ministry,
And God shall bless the seed thus sown,
Abundant harvest you shall see.
 
Chorus
Preceded by your fervent prayer,
Go forth and sow the precious seed,
Thus Heav’n and earth united stand,
To save the world in all its need.
 
2. 
God and the world hath need of thee,
Man’s wickedness is very great.
Oh, pray that God may send His word
To reach them in their low estate.
 
3. 
At God’s right hand the one who died
To save the nations from their sin
Is praying now– will you not pray,
And labour thus their souls to win?
 
4. 
God lives and reigns in Sov’reign power;
Who then can stay His mighty hand?
Will you not give yourself to prayer,
In love Fulfilling love’s demand?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Chas. H. Gabriel
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ Oh, give thyself continually
Chorus→ Preceded by your fervent prayer,

287: O Glorious Day When I Shall Meet

1. 
O, glorious day when I shall meet
My soul’s Redeemer face to face,
To fall and worship at His feet,
Clothed in His righteousness and grace.
 
Chorus
O, glorious day, transporting thought,
In all His beauty I shall see
The face and form of love divine,
The God of love who died for me.
 
2. 
Beyond the reach of care and pain,
I soon shall see Him as He is,
To serve in glory undefiled,
And bear His name through endless bliss.
 
3. 
The furnace of affliction here
Shall purge away all earthly dross.
The fire must try my building now,
Lest I sustain eternal loss.
 
4. 
O, glorious day when I shall stand
Complete in all the will of God,
Accepted in the well beloved,
My pardon written in His blood.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. S. Weeden
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Hannah
First line→ O, glorious day when I shall meet
Chorus→ O, glorious day, transporting thought,

288: O God, My Inmost Being Yearns

1. 
O God, my inmost being yearns and sighs,
The longings of my soul to Thee arise,
Ascending up within the holy place,
They plead with Thee before the Throne of Grace.
 
2. 
Oh, let Thy tender love, I now implore,
Fill all my soul abounding more and more,
Bring forth in me the fruits of righteousness,
The beauty of Thy grace and Holiness.
 
3. 
A broken, contrite heart I bring to Thee,
My poverty of spirit all my plea,
Thy promises I plead in Jesus name,
I have no other hope, no other claim.
 
4. 
O God, since Thou hast made my heart Thy care
And called me forth my Saviour’s name to bear,
Purge out all dross, destroy iniquity,
That Christ, The holy One, may dwell in me.
 
5. 
Oh, hear my prayer, my low estate regard,
Accomplish death on all that would retard
Thy Sov’reign grace, until Thy work is done,
That I may bear the image of Thy Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Barnby
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Longwood
First line→ O God, my inmost being yearns and sighs,

289: O God, Thou art the Living God

1. 
O God, Thou art the living God.
Since nothing is too hard for Thee,
Stay not Thine own almighty hand,
Till Christ is fully formed in me.
 
2. 
I long to bear Thy worthy name,
Receive the Holy Spirit’s seal.
The burden of my prayer is this,
Thy Holy One in me reveal.
 
3. 
Thou art the true and living God,
My heart responds to Thy decree,
Since Thou hast called me by Thy grace
To magnify Thy Son in me.
 
4. 
According to Thy will, O God,
The Spirit’s work in me begun,
Perform, continue and complete
In me the likeness of Thy Son.
 
5. 
Since nothing is impossible,
To Him who reigns in light above,
He has decreed I may obtain
The nature of His Well Beloved.
 
6. 
O God, Thou art the faithful God,
All my whole being yearns to be
Found in Thy will that I may have
In Christ entire conformity.
 
7. 
Lord, in my inmost soul I know
The sevenfold Spirit must prevail.
My Hope is this– He pleads my cause
Continually within the veil.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. Baker
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hesperus
First line→ O God, Thou art the living God.

290: O God, Thou Source of Life Divine

1. 
O God, Thou source of life divine,
When shall I find my all in Thee,
I need Thine own almighty power,
That I may walk in liberty,
From all iniquity depart,
And serve Thee with a perfect heart.
 
2. 
To know Thee is eternal life,
And Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent,
Impart this knowledge to my soul,
Before my days and years are spent,
I long to know Thee as Thou art,
And serve Thee with a perfect heart.
 
3. 
Renew the spirit of my mind,
According to redemption’s plan,
I would be all Thou hast decreed,
Revealed in Christ the Son of man,
Thy grace and gentleness impart,
Thine own true holiness of heart.
 
4. 
This is the burden of my prayer,
Consuming me both night and day,
Let all Thy holy will be done,
In this frail tenement of clay,
The carnal mind shall have no part,
While love is burning in my heart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. H. Tenney
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
tune→ Where Will You Spend Eternity
First line→ O God, Thou source of life divine,

291: O Holy Spirit, Teach Me How to Die

1. 
O Holy Spirit, teach me how
To die indeed to sin–
That I may know Thy mighty power
Controlling all within.
 
Chorus
O Holy Spirit, purge my soul
From every spot and stain,
That fruit may be produced for God,
Much fruit that will remain.
 
2. 
O Holy Spirit, I will heed
Thy gracious, tender voice.
I will obey most heartily,
And in Thy Will rejoice.
 
3. 
O Holy Spirit, teach me now
All things that I should know.
Strong in the grace of Christ, I would
His life to others show.
 
4. 
O Spirit of the Holy One,
Thou unction from on high,
Teach me in all things how I may
My Master glorify.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ O Holy Spirit, teach me how
Chorus→ O Holy Spirit, purge my soul

292: O Jesus, Light and Life

1. 
O Jesus, light and life of those who love,
Thou purest joy, supreme from Heav’n above,
The blessed peace that fills the contrite heart
Oh, bind me now to Thee no more to part.
Love never failing guide me in the way
That leads to God’s undimmed eternal day.
 
2. 
Thy all abounding grace impart to me,
That I may love and rev’rence only Thee,
My highest honour serving gratefully.
In meekness and unfeigned humility.
Love never failing Thou shalt sure prevail,
Till I am safe at home within the veil.
 
3. 
O, quick’ning Holy Spirit, now descend,
Seal me Thine own anointed chosen friend,
Subdued, resigned and weaned, obedient still
In love and faithfulness to do Thy will.
Love never failing in Thy light I see
My crown of righteousness eternally.
 
4. 
O, let Thy potent love constrain my soul,
My very inmost being now control,
That I may run with willing mind and free,
The way of Thy commands whole heartedly.
Love hath designed a high and honoured place
For those who finish with Him in the race.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Jean Sibelius
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Finlandia
First line→ O Jesus, light and life of those who love,

293: O God, Thou Art the Source and Sum

1. 
O God, Thou art the source and sum
Of all I need to love,
My purest joy on earth below,
My hope of heaven above.
Thou only art my soul’s true rest and peace,
In Thy safe keeping all my sorrows cease.
 
Chorus
How sacred is Thy life and death,
Thine all atoning cleansing blood,
Which pleads for me continually
Before the Holy Throne of God.
 
2. 
O God, in Thee alone my soul
Contentedly shall trust,
Thy hands have made and fashioned me,
And formed me from the dust.
In Thee my weary heart shall find repose,
Safe sheltered from my fierce and angry foes.
 
3. 
The deep compassion of Thy heart,
The tender love divine,
All powerful and appealingly
Has reached this heart of mine.
Eternal wisdom knew no other plan
Could reach and touch the stony heart of man.
 
4. 
Thy Son, Thine only “Well beloved,”
Thy glory and delight,
Came from Thy bosom to declare,
Reveal Thy love and light.
Oh, love divine, Oh, light beyond all ken,
He came and dwelt among the sons of men.
 
5. 
He lived, He loved, He suffered much,
As on this earth He trod,
Revealing all the Father’s heart,
The sinless Son of God.
The sins of all mankind upon Him laid,
He conquered death, the sinners’ ransom paid.
 
6. 
Oh, fearless agony: alone,
He drank the bitter cup
In love divine, God’s awful wrath
Appeased and swallowed up.
God’s strictest sense of justice satisfied,
When on the cross He bowed His head and died.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. A. Ogden
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 10, 10, 8, 8, 8, 8
tune→ I do not ask for earthly store
First line→ O God, Thou art the source and sum
Chorus→ How sacred is Thy life and death,

294: Nothing Satifies But Jesus

1. 
Nothing satisfies but Jesus,
Nothing can and nothing will.
Those who truly thirst and hunger,
He will satisfy and fill.
 
2. 
Nothing satisfies but Jesus,
When the heart is sore oppressed;
In His word you find sweet comfort,
On His promises you rest.
 
3. 
Nothing satisfies but Jesus,
He is all our hope and stay,
Closer than a friend or brother,
In the dark and cloudy day.
 
4. 
Nothing satisfies but Jesus,
He redeemed us unto God,
Washed away our sins forever,
In His own atoning blood.
 
5. 
Nothing satisfies but Jesus,
Dwelling in the willing heart.
Love, the bond of all perfection,
Binds us never more to part.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. G. Bitthauer
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Dijon
First line→ Nothing satisfies but Jesus,

295: O Lord, Forbid That I Should Be

1. 
O Lord, forbid that I should be
Unwilling now to follow Thee,
My Master’s footsteps I would trace.
For me He took the lowest place.
 
2. 
In mercy, Lord, maintain my lot,
Help me to serve and, fainting not,
Lest selfishness should o’er me steal,
The mind of Christ in me reveal.
 
3. 
Purge out all sin, all self efface,
That I may serve sustained by grace.
Thy gentleness in me impart
A meek and lowly, contrite heart.
 
4. 
Low in the dust I fain would lie,
My Saviour’s name to magnify,
With spirit sanctified and meet
To press my lips to His dear feet.
 
5. 
Lord, from my inmost heart I pray
For strength to keep me in the way.
Anoint my inward heart to see
The path my Saviour walked for me.
 
6. 
Show mercy, Lord, else I must fail;
Let Christ Thy Holy one prevail
In me with mercy, love and grace,
That I may finish in the race.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ H. Baker
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Hesperus
First line→ O Lord, forbid that I should be

296: O Soul Give Ear, Obey the Saviour's Voice

1. 
Oh soul give ear, obey the Saviour’s voice–
Turn not away;
In mercy now, He’s waiting for your choice–
Oh yield I pray.
Do not rebel against a Friend so true,
The Prince of life, who tasted death for you.
 
2. 
He left the glories of His Father’s Throne–
His home above,
To seek His sheep and for their sins atone,
Such depth of love!
A world of sin was on the Saviour laid
And by His blood, the ransom price was paid.
 
3. 
In agony of soul He wept and prayed,
“Thy Will be done.”
He drank the bitter cup alone, betrayed–
God’s Holy One.
Wounded and bruised, He bore the cross for thee;
By wicked hands was led to Calvary.
 
4. 
Three dreadful hours, the sun withheld its light–
Refused to shine.
Between two thieves, His Spirit took its flight,
God’s Son divine.
There ’mid the darkness ’neath those rending skies,
He gave His life a willing sacrifice.
 
5. 
Oh soul, arise! shake off the sleep of death;
The Lord is nigh.
What is your life? ’Tis but a failing breath;
You soon must die.
Oh, ponder well how fearful is the cost,
To sell the Truth and let your soul be lost.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ C. H. Purday
meter→ 10, 4, 10, 4, 10, 10
tune→ Sandon
First line→ Oh soul give ear, obey the Saviour’s voice–

297: O Lamb of God, Was Ever Love Like Thine?

1. 
O Lamb of God, was ever love like Thine?
So faithful, strong, so very deep and true,
Let Thy pure love, abounding more and more,
Now permeate my being through and through.
 
2. 
May Thy unchanging love for ever dwell–
All pow’rful in its strength and purity–
In this frail vessel, yielded to Thy will,
Made meet and wholly sanctified by Thee.
 
3. 
O Lamb of God, not life nor death has power
To separate me from Thy deathless love.
When all things perish, love shall still remain
For ever steadfast as Thy throne above.
 
4. 
Thy everlasting covenant is mine,
Thy love is deathless, never can decline;
Then sanctified in spirit, mind and heart,
Eternally made one, we cannot part.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ O Lamb of God, was ever love like Thine?

298: O, Light of Life in Jesus

1. 
O, light of life in Jesus
The one true light of men,
I come to Thee in meekness;
Shine on my soul again.
 
2. 
I long to know Thy fulness,
To keep me pure within.
Apply Thy blood all cleansing,
And purge my soul from sin.
 
3. 
I need Thy mind, Lord Jesus,
That I may not gainsay
The will of God, my Father,
But faithfully obey.
 
4. 
I need Thy quick’ning Spirit
To teach me how to pray,
Thine, only Thine, the power
To keep me in the way.
 
5. 
The way of truth and wisdom
My longing soul would find,
The ways of sin and darkness
Forsake and leave behind.
 
6. 
That I may walk, Lord Jesus,
With pure and perfect heart,
Come Thou and dwell within me,
And never more depart.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Latham True
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ Donum Dei
First line→ O, light of life in Jesus

299: O Lord, Thou art my Only Hope

1. 
O Lord, Thou art my only hope,
In Thee alone I trust;
Thy mercies and compassions tend
To humble me in dust.
 
2. 
How very great Thy faithfulness,
Inspiring my whole trust,
Constraining me to put my mouth
Before Thee in the dust.
 
3. 
My expectations are from Thee,
Therefore in Thee I trust
And put my mouth unfeigningly
Before Thee in the dust.
 
4. 
That I may hope with confidence
With living hope and trust,
I wait before Thee silently,
My mouth low in the dust.
 
5. 
God’s tender mercies over all
Inspire my greatest trust–
My highest honour is to serve,
Though humbled in the dust.
 
6. 
God says they cannot be removed
Those souls who in Him trust,
And God will surely hear my prayers
Arising from the dust.
 
7. 
How can the Lord subvert my cause
Since He is faithful, just?
I hope and quietly await
His pleasure in the dust.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
First line→ O Lord, Thou art my only hope,

300: Oh, Spirit of the Living God

1. 
Oh, Spirit of the living God,
Possess the temple Thou hast made,
Lead me to walk where Jesus trod,
Then nought shall make my soul afraid.
 
Chorus
Unite me to Thy Holy will
Fill all my soul with love divine,
To drink the cup, Thy hand doth fill,
And let my will be lost in Thine.
 
2. 
Help me to die to self and sin,
And prove the riches of Thy grace,
Jesus, Thou pure one, enter in,
And make my heart Thy dwelling place.
 
3. 
I long with all Thy saints to prove
The length and bread and depth of love.
Filled with Thy fullness live and move,
Controlled by Him who reigns above.
 
4. 
O Christ, Thou source and fount of life,
Cause now the living streams to flow,
Breathe death on natures carnal strife,
That I eternal life might know.
 
5. 
There is no limit to Thy power,
Oh, haste my captive soul to free.
Be Thou my stronghold and my tower,
My refuge and security.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geo. C. Stebbins
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ Oh, Spirit of the living God,
Chorus→ Unite me to Thy Holy will

301: Oh, Teach Me How to Love Thee More

1. 
Oh, teach me how to love Thee more,
My Saviour and my God,
In this poor, contrite heart of mine
Thy love now shed abroad.
 
2. 
Thus mourning in my poverty,
My spirit sighs for Thee,
Oh, grant the love that dwelt in Christ
May now abide in me.
 
3. 
My Saviour let Thy love and peace,
Abounding in my soul,
In all their power and purity
Now sanctify the whole.
 
4. 
Thus rooted, grounded in Thy love,
I know I shall prevail,
Since Thy most Holy Word affirms
That love shall never fail.
 
5. 
This greatest of all gifts impart–
The love of Christ, my friend,
That I may serve Him faithfully
With love unto the end.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ James Walch
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Sawley
First line→ Oh, teach me how to love Thee more,

302: O, Thou that Dwellest in the Skies

1. 
O, Thou that dwellest in the skies,
To Thee my heartfelt prayers arise,
Respect my importunity,
And Thy rich grace impart to me.
 
2. 
Thy grace is given to the poor,
That by Thy help they may endure,
Resisting all iniquity,
In Thee abiding faithfully.
 
3. 
Since Jesus longs to take my part,
Grant me a true obedient heart,
That I may hide Thy word within,
To cleanse and safeguard me from sin.
 
4. 
In humble hearts Thy richest grace
Shall find a hall’wing resting place.
Thou hast no portion for the proud,
Grace flees from pride as from a shroud.
 
5. 
Thy boundless mercy, Lord, I crave,
Thy love to make me true and brave.
For my redemption Jesus came;
Give me a heart to praise His name.
 
6. 
He pleads my cause at Thy right hand;
Enlarge my heart to understand
The length and breadth of love divine,
The height and depth which now is mine.
 
7. 
Unsearchable and great my gain,
Thy love unchanging shall remain.
Lord, let Thy love in me prevail:
All conquering love shall never fail.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
First line→ O, Thou that dwellest in the skies,

303: Oh, What Depth of Love And Pity

1. 
Oh, what depth of love and pity
Led the Holy Son of God,
Down to earth from highest glory
To redeem you by His blood.
On the cross His soul outpouring,
Jesus died on Calvary.
From His wounds the life blood flowing
To atone for you and me.
 
2. 
How exceeding great His sorrow
In His dreadful agony.
Bruised and bleeding, see Him drinking
God’s most awful wrath for thee.
Strengthened by the holy angel,
Wrath in love is swallowed up,
Love omnipotent has conquered
Death and hell in that dread cup.
 
3. 
Think of all His pain and anguish
Hanging on the tree of shame,
Bearing all your sins He suffered,
Took your place and bore the blame.
Numbered with transgressors, dying:
It is finished– all is done,
Sin is put away forever,
God accepts you in His Son.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. E. Hawes
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Oh, what depth of love and pity

304: Oh, Come, While the Saviour is Calling

1. 
Oh, come, while the Saviour is calling,
There’s no one so faithful and true;
Eternal salvation and glory,
He willingly offers to you.
 
Chorus
For He is abundant in mercy,
Forgiving transgression and sin;
He waits at the door of salvation,
To pardon and welcome you in.
 
2. 
Oh, come, while the Saviour is waiting,
And risk not a moment’s delay;
The riches of earth are deceitful,
Illusive, and passing away.
 
3. 
Oh, come, see the Saviour is passing,
His mercy and love do not spurn.
Resist not the voice of His Spirit;
To you He may never return.
 
4. 
Oh, come, there is refuge in Jesus,
And rest for the weary of heart,
Oh, why will you forfeit salvation,
And let your Redeemer depart?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 8
First line→ Oh, come, while the Saviour is calling,
Chorus→ For He is abundant in mercy,

305: Oh, Escape, for Death is Coming

1. 
Oh, escape, for death is coming,
Seek the Lord while yet you may.
Time is flying, oh, remember,
You must face the judgment day.
 
Chorus
Dying soul, seek the Lord,
Linger not in sin’s dark plain.
Oh, escape for your life,
God may never call again.
 
2. 
Do not wait to look behind you,
Leave earth’s worthless treasure store.
Let God’s message speed you onward,
He may call you never more.
 
3. 
Hearken now, oh, soul take warning,
Ere it be too late to pray,
Dark despair may be your portion,
When this life has passed away.
 
4. 
Undeciding, hesitating,
On the brink of death you stand,
Oh, how fearful your condition,
Haste and take the Saviour’s hand.
 
5. 
Jesus Christ, the world’s Redeemer,
For your sins was crucified,
Oh, be wise and seek His mercy,
None who come will be denied.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ W. H. Doane
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7
tune→ Precious Name
First line→ Oh, escape, for death is coming,
Chorus→ Dying soul, seek the Lord,

306: Oh, for a Closer Walk With God!

1. 
Oh, for a closer walk with God!
To hear His voice alway,
And yield obedience to His word,
To do His will each day.
 
2. 
The will of God is always best,
It brings us sweet release;
Ceasing from self, we enter in
To His eternal peace.
 
3. 
To love our life is losing all,
And we alone remain;
Yielding to God, denying self,
A hundredfold we gain.
 
4. 
Doing His will now brings us pow’r
To reign o’er self and sin;
’Tis only thus that we can have
True victory within.
 
5. 
Thy light and truth has found its way
To this dark heart of mine;
My all is on the altar, Lord,
Bound there with cords divine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Cuthbert Howard
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Lloyd
First line→ Oh, for a closer walk with God!

307: Oh, For a Quiet Resting Place

1. 
Oh, for a quiet resting place
In some vast wilderness.
Surely this would assuage my woes
And consummate my bliss,
Safely in Christ I would abide,
None to gainsay, none to deride.
 
2. 
Oh, for a quiet respite here
From tempest, storm and rain,
From buffetings without, within–
Consuming cares and pain,
Where faintings, weariness of mind,
Tormenting fears are left behind.
 
3. 
Oh, for the depths of solitude,
Where every voice is still.
Weaned as a quiet child to learn.
In lowliness, Thy will,
Teach me, O Lord, to Thee I fly;
Submissive at Thy feet I lie.
 
4. 
Oh, that Thy mind may dwell in me,
Thine own all conq’ring love;
So shall Thy will be done on earth
As in the heav’ns above.
All my delight and rest shall be
To take Thy yoke and learn of Thee.
 
5. 
Where shall this sacred rest be found
But on Thy breast divine?
Set as a seal upon Thy heart,
This contrite heart of mine,
Made one with Thee, all strife shall cease,
And I shall dwell with Thee in peace.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ Oh, for a quiet resting place

308: Oh! Hasten to Jesus

1. 
Oh! hasten to Jesus
While He is so near;
Away with your doubtings!
Away with your fear!
His kind invitation
I pray you don’t slight;
Wait not till the morrow;
Oh! come, come tonight.
 
2. 
See, Jesus is waiting;
He reasons with you;
Your soul is in danger,
Oh! what will you do?
Death! death is approaching:
How sad is your plight!
While Jesus is calling,
Oh! come, come tonight.
 
3. 
Heed not the delusion
That some other day
You’ll come to the Saviour
And walk in His way:
While mercy is offered
And God gives you light,
Oh! yield to His Spirit,
And come, come tonight.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bliss
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5
tune→ Mamre
First line→ Oh! hasten to Jesus

309: Oh, How Sweet to Know That Jesus

1. 
Oh, how sweet to know that Jesus,
From the loving heart of God,
Came on earth to pay my ransom
With His own most precious blood.
 
Chorus
Evermore in Him accepted,
I shall stand around the Throne,
All my pardon and forgiveness
Written in His blood alone.
 
2. 
I was under condemnation,
Nought my guilty soul could free.
In His tender deep compassion,
Jesus came and died for me.
 
3. 
He is now my mediator,
Pleading at the Throne He stands,
Bears my name before His Father;
It is graven on His hands.
 
4. 
His own sprinkled blood is speaking,
Saying “Father, I have died.”
Wrath is now appeased forever,
Justice fully satisfied.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Oh, how sweet to know that Jesus,
Chorus→ Evermore in Him accepted,

310: Oh, Help us, Lord, to Seek Thy Face

1. 
Oh, help us, Lord, to seek Thy face,
And touch our hearts that we may pray;
The foe is strong, we need Thy grace
And pow’r to keep us in the Way.
 
Chorus
Weak in ourselves we fear the foe,
But love the path where Jesus trod;
Strong in His strength we forward go;
Our hope is in the living God.
 
2. 
Oh, give us understanding hearts,
And help us now to intercede
For those who in the darkness dwell,
That they may see and feel their need.
 
3. 
Possess our hearts and fill our minds
With light and wisdom from on high,
That we may manifest Thy life,
And vile affections crucify.
 
4. 
Whom have we, Lord, in heav’n but Thee?
And there is none on earth beside,
So tender, patient, kind and true
A loyal, faithful friend and guide.
 
5. 
May we as saints and servants now
Commit ourselves to Thy good will;
Our lives upon the altar lay,
Submissive, pliant, calm and still.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. B. Bradbury
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ He Leadeth Me
First line→ Oh, help us, Lord, to seek Thy face,
Chorus→ Weak in ourselves we fear the foe,

311: O Saviour Teach Us How to Pray

1. 
O Saviour teach us how to pray
Effectual fervently and wise,
Prayer that will move the heart of God,
Such as His ear will not despise.
 
2. 
From humble hearts, sincere and pure,
Cleansed in the Saviour’s precious blood,
Subdued and meek to bear His yoke,
And learn to serve Him as we should.
 
3. 
So foolishly the sons of men
Rush madly onward down to death,
Pursue the fading joys of sin,
With fev’rish haste and bated breath.
 
4. 
O make us wise with heav’nly skill
To search and seek o’er mountains steep,
With hearts compassionate and true
To find thy lost and wand’ring sheep.
 
5. 
Increase our faith and fill our hearts
With pure, unchanging love and zeal,
Respect our lowly heartfelt prayers,
And give us now Thy Spirit’s seal.
 
6. 
Thy loving kindness we desire,
’Tis better far to us than life:
Our inner man renewed, we face
The deadly conflict and the strife.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Mainzer
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Mainzer
First line→ O Saviour teach us how to pray

312: Oh, Incline Your Ear and Hearken

1. 
Oh, incline your ear and hearken
To the Saviour’s pleading voice,
Do not now reject His friendship,
He is waiting for your choice;
He’s the balm of consolation,
He will soothe your troubled breast;
Hearken, He is pleading, pleading:
“Come, Oh! come to Me and rest.”
 
Chorus
Pleading still, pleading still,
Hearken to the lowly Jesus,
He is pleading, pleading still.
 
2. 
When the world has ceased to charm you,
And its vain allurements fled,
All its pleasures gone for ever,
And you mingle with the dead,
When you face the King eternal
What will be your final doom?
Oh, consider! Oh, consider!
Haste, escape the midnight gloom.
 
3. 
Soul, take heed, He will not always
By His Spirit strive with thee;
He is patient, kind and tender,
But He will not always be,
There’s a limit to His patience,
To His mercy and His grace,
Oh! make room, make room for Jesus,
Lest He hide from you His face.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 8, 7
First line→ Oh, incline your ear and hearken
Chorus→ Pleading still, pleading still,

313: Oh, Tell Me Where Shall Rest be Found

1. 
Oh, tell me where shall rest be found,
The peace and rest I crave;
Say! Is it in earth’s utmost bounds,
Or in the silent grave?
 
2. 
No, No, the rest of soul you seek
Is found in Christ alone;
To bring the rest of Heaven down,
He left His Father’s throne.
 
3. 
As Prince of Peace, He came to earth
The captive souls to free
That they may know the God of peace,
And heaven’s harmony.
 
4. 
In Christ– the meek and lowly One–
The longing heart shall find
The rest and peace and love of God
To fill the soul and mind.
 
5. 
Make haste and seek this comfort now
Upon your Saviour’s breast;
While Jesus lives, your heart may know
The constant source of rest.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ William Gardiner
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Belmont
First line→ Oh, tell me where shall rest be found,

314: Oh, Love Surpassing all the Joys of Earth

1. 
Oh, Love surpassing all the joys of earth,
We open wide our eager hearts to Thee,
Come in, Thou Counsellor of Heav’nly birth,
Thy life our being now Eternally.
 
2. 
Oh, Love surpassing all that man may know,
And all that man may ever hope to be,
Oh, let us in Thy fullness lose our woe,
Thy life our being now Eternally.
 
3. 
Oh, Love surpassing all that man may think,
Exceeding greater far than man can see,
Lost in Thy fathomless abyss we sink,
Thy life our being now Eternally.
 
4. 
Oh, Love surpassing all the mighty powers,
Far; far above all principality,
The strength of Love Omnipotent is ours,
Thy life our being now Eternally.
 
5. 
Oh, Love surpassing all the depth and height,
The length and depth of immortality,
Foundation of God’s being Sov’reign sight,
Thy life our being now Eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. J. Hopkins
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ Oh, Love surpassing all the joys of earth,

315: Oh, Magnify the Lord With Me

1. 
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
Rejoice and praise His name,
When dead in trespasses and sin,
To my relief, He came.
 
Chorus
My Saviour tasted death for me.
He paid sin’s awful price for me.
Now I am reconciled to Him,
And in His love I rest.
 
2. 
The Lamb of God atonement made,
Oh, wondrous truth divine,
Made sin for me I now can claim
His righteousness as mine.
 
3. 
O Holy Spirit lend thine aid,
To worship and adore.
The heart of God receives me now
In Christ for evermore.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8, 8, 6
tune→ Duncannon
First line→ Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
Chorus→ My Saviour tasted death for me.

316: Oh, Soul of Mine Wilt Thou Consider

1. 
Oh, soul of mine wilt thou consider well,
The “Lowest Room” is still unoccupied.
In that fair dwelling filled with Heav’nly peace,
The Lord of life and glory did reside.
 
2. 
In stillness and in quietness He heard
The music of His Father’s holy will.
His heart in tune with Heaven’s harmony,
His chief delight God’s pleasure to fulfill.
 
3. 
Apart from those who wrangle and contend
For power and place to elevate their pride,
In all humility He stooped to serve,
And gained that greatness to the proud denied.
 
4. 
He took the servant’s form, the servant’s place,
The least of all in lowliness of mind.
His honour, reputation and His name,
To all God’s will obediently resigned.
 
5. 
Oh, let this mind be in you and esteem
Your highest honour and your chiefest joy,
To serve with Jesus in the “Lowest Room,”
His Spirit, love and grace your powers employ.
 
6. 
Think of your Master’s last most gracious words,
“Ye ought to learn to do as I have done,”
’Tis only those who serve shall see His face,
And bear His name, their crown of greatness won.
 
7. 
That I may learn to serve, Oh, grant to me,
The heart and spirit of a little child,
Contented now to be the least of all,
Then serve with Him in glory– undefiled.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E. J. Hopkins
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ Oh, soul of mine wilt thou consider well,

317: Oh, Turn not Away From the Saviour

1. 
Oh, turn not away from the Saviour of men,
None other can help or sustain.
Depending on theory will only mislead,
The help of the world is in vain.
 
Chorus
Then ponder the path of thy feet,
Refuse not to walk in the light;
Oh, turn not away from the Saviour of men,
To wander in darkness and night.
 
2. 
Oh, turn not away from the path of the just,
Where light shineth clear as the day,
The presence of Jesus will strengthen and guide,
His footprints have marked all the way.
 
3. 
His comfort and gladness and peace in your soul,
Amid all the battle and strife,
Will cause you rejoicing and Jesus will be
Your joy as you journey through life.
 
4. 
Then dare not to trifle– the Spirit is near,
Salvation and life to impart,
What worlds could not purchase the Saviour has done,
Oh, why will you harden your heart?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Old Melody
meter→ 11, 8, 11, 8, 8, 8, 11, 8
First line→ Oh, turn not away from the Saviour of men,
Chorus→ Then ponder the path of thy feet,

318: Oh, Wandering Soul by Cares Oppressed

1. 
Oh, wand’ring soul by cares oppressed,
The Saviour offers thee sweet rest.
Gethsemane and all its woe
He bore for you, He loved you so.
 
Chorus
Your day of grace is passing by,
The hour of death is drawing nigh.
Oh, hasten now without delay,
And come to Jesus while you may.
 
2. 
Oh, wand’ring soul will it be vain,
Your Saviour’s sorrow grief and pain,
The cross, its shame and agony
He bore for you, so willingly.
 
3. 
Your heavy burden on Him roll,
He’ll satisfy your longing soul.
He will forgive your every sin,
And cleanse your heart and dwell within.
 
4. 
Arise from all your fear and doubt,
He will in no wise cast you out.
Oh, hear Him calling, calling still;
To save your life it is His will.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
First line→ Oh, wand’ring soul by cares oppressed,
Chorus→ Your day of grace is passing by,

319: Oh What Wondrous Love I See

1. 
Oh what wondrous love I see
In the “Man of Galilee;”
How He left Heaven’s joys untold
For this world so dark and cold.
 
Chorus
Saviour! Saviour!
I will follow every day
In Thy changeless Truth and Way–
In Thy changeless Truth and Way.
 
2. 
Oh what wondrous love I see
In my Lord’s humility;
Poor and homeless here below
He, my Saviour, chose to go.
 
3. 
Oh what wondrous love I see
When I turn to Calvary;
From my Saviour’s hands and side
Flowed for me, that crimson tide.
 
4. 
Saviour, Thy great love for me
Helps me now to follow Thee;
And to bear my daily cross,
Counting earthly things but dross.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Frank M. Davis
meter→ 7, 7, 7, 7, 4, 7, 7, 7
tune→ Saviour, lead me lest I stray
First line→ Oh what wondrous love I see
Chorus→ Saviour! Saviour!

320: Oh, Why do You Linger Where Pleasure Fade?

1. 
Oh, why do you linger where pleasures fade?
Your feet are inclining to death’s cold shade,
To regions of sorrow and dark despair,
And you will be lost if you enter there.
 
Chorus
Why do you linger? Oh count the cost,
And hasten to Jesus ere your soul be lost;
This world is passing, its treasures fail.
They’ll leave you in anguish to weep and wail.
 
2. 
Oh, soul you are drifting to endless night,
Afar from the city of joy and light
While God, in great mercy, now bids you stay,
And turn from the broad to the narrow way.
 
3. 
Your feet are now treading on dangerous ground,
Where legions of darkness are lurking round.
They’ll eagerly lead you in cruel glee,
To dark hopeless despair eternally.
 
4. 
Then close not your heart to the Saviour’s voice,
He patiently waits for the final choice,
Oh, come to Him now, ere His pleading cease,
Your feet He will guide in the way of peace.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ G. F. Root
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 11, 9, 10
First line→ Oh, why do you linger where pleasures fade?
Chorus→ Why do you linger? Oh count the cost,

321: Out of Love for Jesus

1. 
Out of love for Jesus,
You tried to do your best
Amid the tests and trials,
And ofttimes sore oppressed.
 
2. 
Out of love for Jesus,
Thou didst thyself deny,
God only knew the anguish,
He only, heard thy cry.
 
3. 
Out of love for Jesus,
When all was dark as night,
You faced severe temptation,
And prayed and longed for light.
 
4. 
Out of love for Jesus,
You let His mind control,
His Spirit consecrating
Your body, spirit, soul.
 
5. 
Out of love for Jesus,
You suffered and were kind,
And showed the Master’s Spirit,
Though no one seemed to mind.
 
6. 
Out of love for Jesus,
You daily bear the cross,
Self and self love forsaking,
Esteeming it but dross.
 
7. 
Out of love for Jesus,
You seek to run the race,
And cast off all that hinders,
Supported by His grace.
 
8. 
Out of love for Jesus,
Constrained, you daily die,
And life divine is given
From Him who reigns on high.
 
9. 
Out of love for Jesus,
You keep this goal in view,
God’s great eternal purpose,
His Son revealed in you.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 6, 7, 6
First line→ Out of love for Jesus,

322: Patiently Continue

1. 
Patiently continue in the way with Jesus,
Joyfully obeying the Father’s blessed will;
Mid sin’s angry billows, hearken to Him calling
Over the waters saying, “Peace, be still.”
 
2. 
“I will never leave thee,” sweetest words of comfort,
From the lips of Jesus who walked life’s troubled sea;
“Thou art not forsaken, I am with thee always,
Darkness or sunshine; ever follow me.”
 
3. 
None so true and tender as the Man of Sorrows,
From this world’s illusions, oh, let Him keep thee free;
He will lead thee onward to inherit glory;
Riches unfading He will give to thee.
 
4. 
Patiently continue with Him in the conflict,
Patiently enduring with Him unto the end;
Numbered with His chosen, found among the faithful,
One on whom Jesus always can depend.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Dykes
meter→ 12, 12, 12, 10
tune→ Nicaea
First line→ Patiently continue in the way with Jesus,

323: Perfect Peace the Lord has Promised

1. 
Perfect peace the Lord has promised
To the soul whose mind is stayed
On the Lord, the King Eternal,
Who the heavens and earth has made.
Trust then in the Lord Jehovah,
Rest in Him forevermore.
Everlasting strength is given
To the destitute and poor.
 
2. 
Stay your mind on Him who triumphed
Over all the powers of hell,
Let the mind of Christ prevailing
Dwell in you and all is well,
He has promised to deliver,
Rest and perfect peace impart,
All sufficient grace supplying
To the meek and humble heart.
 
3. 
Trust and let Him do the keeping;
Know ye not He cannot fail?,
Those who honour Him in secret,
Strong in faith they shall prevail,
Trust for strength to bear the burden,
Faint not ’neath His chast’ning hand
He would have you bear Christ’s image,
When before Him you shall stand.
 
4. 
In those times when sore oppression
Bind and hold your spirit down,
Comfortless He will not leave you;
Trust and peace shall be your crown,
Perfect peace how great the promise,
God’s own word, immutable.
Shall not fail, cannot be broken;
Every word He shall fulfill.
 
5. 
Perfect peace, how great a treasure,
’Mid the world’s unrest and strife,
Let His peace, your heart possessing,
Be your portion in this life,
Trusting in the Lord forever,
Trusting while He lendeth breath.
He is always true and faithful,
Be thou faithful unto death.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Grant Colfax Tullar
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Vision
First line→ Perfect peace the Lord has promised

324: Poor and Needy, Lord, We Gather

1. 
Poor and needy, Lord, we gather
Humbly at Thy Throne of grace.
From our hearts like incense rising,
Prayers ascend before Thy face,
Trembling in our fear and weakness,
Feeling that our need is great.
Lord of Hosts, look down in pity,
And regard our low estate.
 
Chorus
Father, God, our heart’s deep longing
Now ascends before Thy Throne,
Fill us with Thy Holy Spirit,
Thus we shall be Thine alone.
ascends before Thy Throne
Fill us with Thy Spirit,
 
2. 
Poor and needy, we are longing
For the childlike heart and mind,
Leaving earthly lore and wisdom,
Self and nature far behind.
Lord, respect our souls deep yearning,
Fleeing now from self and sin,
Greatly we desire Thy beauty,
Make us glorious, Lord, within.
 
3. 
Poor and needy: gracious Father,
Whom have we to take our part?
In Thy love and tender mercy,
Bind and heal each broken heart;
Banish all our grief and mourning,
Oil of gladness now impart,
Dwell within Thy Holy Temple,
Come and nevermore depart.
 
4. 
Spirit of the lowly Jesus,
Pleading now in Heaven above,
Fill these hearts with Thine own honour,
With Thy never failing love,
In this world of tribulation,
Every other power must fail;
Love divine our hearts possessing,
Strong as death it shall prevail.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ P. P. Bliss
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 6
First line→ Poor and needy, Lord, we gather
Chorus→ Father, God, our heart’s deep longing

325: Pray Beloved, Always Pray

1. 
Pray, beloved, always pray,
Lest you wander from the way.
In the temple of your heart
Dwell with God, alone, apart.
 
Chorus
Prayer will put your foes to flight,
Clothe you in the Spirit’s might.
Like Thy Master, watch and pray;
Prayer, all prayer will win the day.
 
2. 
Pray, beloved, always pray,
Every moment, every day,
Dwelling in the secret place,
Strong in Christ’s abounding grace.
 
3. 
Pray, beloved, always pray,
Hearken! Hear what God would say.
Fervently, without restraint,
Always pray and never faint.
 
4. 
Pray, beloved, always pray,
Let not Satan’s host dismay.
Angels whisper, “God is near;
Trust in Him, and hush thy fear.”
 
5. 
Pray, beloved, always pray,
Time is short, do not delay.
Every other source must fail;
Prayer, all prayer will sure prevail.
 
6. 
Pray, beloved, live in prayer;
Let it be your native air.
Breathing life from Heaven above,
Dwell in God, for God is love.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ B. B. Towner
meter→ 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7
First line→ Pray, beloved, always pray,
Chorus→ Prayer will put your foes to flight,

326: Pray on in Faith and Waver Not

1. 
Pray on in faith and waver not
Although Thy Lord delay.
He cannot fail He will avenge,
Ask, seek and knock and pray.
 
2. 
Remember Him, your great High Priest,
Who pleads prevailingly,
His precious blood before the throne,
He prays continually.
 
3. 
Remember thou thy Master’s words,
Faint not, but always pray,
And thou shalt surely overcome
The powers that would dismay.
 
4. 
Let prayers arise both day and night,
Before the throne of grace,
Where Jesus lives to plead for thee
Before the Father’s face.
 
5. 
Pray in your importunity,
And God will hear your cry,
He will avenge His own elect,
Their need He will supply.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wilhelm A. F. Schulthes
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.)
tune→ Lambeth
First line→ Pray on in faith and waver not

327: Prayer is a Mighty Source of Power

1. 
Prayer is a mighty source of pow’r;
Without it we must surely fail;
While Moses prayed, the enemies
Of Israel could not prevail.
 
2. 
Then brother, sister, plead and pray,
God reigns in majesty on high;
His eyes behold His chosen ones,
His ear is list’ning to their cry.
 
3. 
God will avenge His own elect
Whose prayers ascend both day and night,
And out of weakness make them strong,
And put their enemies to flight.
 
4. 
The hosts of sin are marching on,
And forth to death their captives lead,
And they must perish if we cease
To watch and pray and intercede.
 
5. 
Souls wander on outside the fold,
And God looks down with pitying eye
On harvest great and lab’rers few,
While souls drift on in sin to die.
 
6. 
My brother, sister, walk with God,
With perfect hearts, sincere and true,
That souls now lost in sin may see
The life of Christ revealed in you.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Lowell Mason
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Eden
First line→ Prayer is a mighty source of pow’r;

328: Praying Always in the Spirit

1. 
Praying always in the Spirit,
Fainting not whate’er befall;
Jesus lives, the mighty conqueror,
He is reigning over all.
 
Chorus
Praying always, praying ever,
God will hear His own elect;
In His sight their souls are precious,
He will comfort and protect.
 
2. 
Praying when the foe is vanquished,
Seeking His sustaining grace,
Keeping under His protection,
Sure and steady in the race.
 
3. 
Praying when the darkness gathers,
And the sun withdraws its light,
Through the lonely hours of sorrow,
In the still and solemn night.
 
4. 
Praying that we may continue,
In the race we have begun;
Found at last among the faithful
When our days on earth are done.
 
5. 
Praying in the days of gladness
When our hearts with praise o’erflow
Satisfied with bread from heaven,
Gaining strength to face the foe.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Riverside
First line→ Praying always in the Spirit,
Chorus→ Praying always, praying ever,

329: Redeem the Time These Evil Days

1. 
Redeem the time– these evil days in which you live.
Self seeks its own– your life still give
To Him who gladly gave His life
A sacrifice for thee.
 
2. 
Redeem the time and walk in fellowship with Him.
Shed forth hope’s ray still bright, not dim,
To those who now in darkness dwell.
Oh, let your light shine forth.
 
3. 
Thou must abide though lone and drear the pilgrim way,
The end is sweet, ’tis cloudless day
Where Jesus dwells in glory fair,
Awaiting there for thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 12, 8, 8, 6
First line→ Redeem the time– these evil days in which you live.

330: Redeemed From Among Children of Men

1. 
Redeemed from among all the children of men,
His utmost salvation had been their own choice,
The Lamb of God now is their theme and their song,
As in His salvation so great they rejoice.
 
2. 
In undefiled beauty they still follow on,
Wherever the Lamb, their Lord, willeth to go,
In harmony perfect, obeying His will,
In Heaven His voice and none other they know.
 
3. 
His name and His nature they bore here with grace,
As virgins in pureness did patiently wait,
Now hearing His voice they His worthy praise sing,
Whose love and whose gentleness made them so great.
 
4. 
In peerless adornment these virgin souls see,
With God’s great name bearing engraved on their brow,
His mind has become both their joy and their crown,
In love to His will, that is perfect they bow.
 
5. 
As seed did they fall in the ground here to die,
In losing their lives lost their identity,
But more than a hundred fold with Him they gained,
Thus Christ they revealed in sublime purity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. E. Spillman (altered)
meter→ 11, 11, 11, 11
tune→ Afton
First line→ Redeemed from among all the children of men,

331: Refuse Not Him That Speaketh

1. 
Refuse not Him that speaketh,
God calls you from on high,
Without His love and pard’ning grace,
How fearful ’tis to die.
 
Chorus
The heart of God is pleading,
O, friend, I loved you so,
That I bruised my Son to save your soul
From everlasting woe.
 
2. 
Refuse not Him that speaketh,
Hark, hear the Saviour say,
“I gave my life in sacrifice,
To purge your sins away.”
 
3. 
Refuse not Him that speaketh,
If you neglect to hear,
What will you do when you are called
Before Him to appear.
 
4. 
Refuse not Him that speaketh,
His gracious words obey,
You have no hope outside of Christ,
There is no other way.
 
5. 
Refuse not Him that speaketh,
How fearful if you should
Despise and trample underfoot
The Saviour’s precious blood.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Ira D. Sankey
meter→ 7, 6, 8, 6, 7, 6, 9, 6
First line→ Refuse not Him that speaketh,
Chorus→ The heart of God is pleading,

332: Rejoicing in the Lord

1. 
Rejoicing in the Lord,
We walk His lowly way.
We love His precepts and His word
And joyfully obey.
Baptized in Jesus’ name,
Renouncing self and sin:
To all the world we thus proclaim:
The Saviour dwells within.
 
2. 
We heard the Saviour’s voice
When wand’ring far from God.
We yielded then and made our choice
To walk the path He trod.
Baptized in Jesus’ name,
Our source of life and bliss.
To all the world we thus proclaim:
He is our righteousness.
 
3. 
With Jesus here apart,
God’s holy will to do,
His Spirit sealing every heart
Will keep us firm and true.
Baptized in Jesus’ name,
Who died our souls to save.
To all the world we thus proclaim:
Our hope beyond the grave.
 
4. 
He leads us by the hand,
Our Master true and kind;
Obedient now at His command
We leave the world behind.
Baptized in Jesus’ name,
Hushed is the voice of strife.
To all the world we thus proclaim:
His Way and Truth and Life.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. B. Woodbury
meter→ 6, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 8, 6 (S.M.D.)
tune→ Nearer Home
First line→ Rejoicing in the Lord,

333: Renew the Spirit of My Mind

1. 
Renew the spirit of my mind,
That I may walk with God
In holiness and righteousness,
In faith and purity.
Renew the spirit of my mind,
Until thine eyes can see
The image of Thy Holy One
Made manifest in me.
 
2. 
Renew the spirit of my mind,
Inflame and purify,
And shed abroad within my heart
Thy love which cannot die.
Renew the spirit of my mind,
I fear lest I should miss
The token of Thy love, Thy seal,
And bond of perfectness.
 
3. 
Renew the spirit of my mind,
Enlighten me in love,
And set my heart’s affections on
Those things which are above.
Renew the spirit of my mind;
Then I shall understand
And feel and know the power of touch
Of Thy Almighty hand.
 
4. 
Renew the spirit of my mind,
Thou counsellor divine,
My meat shall be to do Thy will,
And lose my will in Thine.
Renew the spirit of my mind,
According to Thy Word.
Change me into the image of
My Master and my Lord.
 
5. 
Renew the spirit of my mind;
Transformed I long to be,
Put off the old that I may bear
Thy image perfectly.
Renew the spirit of my mind,
That I may faithfully
Abide in Christ and let Him dwell
In me continually.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ R. Hayes Willis
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 6 (C.M.D.)
First line→ Renew the spirit of my mind,

334: Repose in God and Thou Shalt Find

1. 
Repose in God and thou shalt find
Sweet rest of soul, and peace of mind:
Thy confidence let nothing shake,
And know that God will not forsake.
 
2. 
The rest of faith is rest indeed,
He knows thy weariness and need;
He weighs thy burdens, feels thy pain,
Cast all on Him, He will sustain.
 
3. 
Thy soul is anchored safe for aye,
He knows it pains to think or pray;
And though by fire thy faith is proved
The righteous never shall be moved.
 
4. 
Though sore afflicted now and tried,
Have faith in God, in Christ abide:
Thou shalt rejoice on that great day
When God shall wipe all tears away.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geog Joseph
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
tune→ Angelus
First line→ Repose in God and thou shalt find

335: Saviour Hear My Heartfelt Prayer

1. 
Saviour, hear my heartfelt prayer,
Humbly I implore:
In Thy loving, tender care,
Let me love Thee more.
Source of life and love divine,
Dwell within this heart of mine;
I would love with love like Thine,
Love Thee more and more.
 
Chorus
Love Thee more, more and more.
O enlarge this heart of mine–
I would love Thee more.
 
2. 
Saviour, Thou didst leave Thy throne
In Thy love for me;
For my sins Thou didst atone:
Now my soul is free.
All Thy soul’s deep agony,
Thy great love on Calvary
Touch my heart appealingly–
I would love Thee more.
 
3. 
Thou hast loved me unto death;
All my powers and will,
Gifts Thou lendest with my breath,
Shall Thy praise fulfil.
All Thy sorrow, grief and shame
For my portion now I claim,
Honoured thus to bear Thy name–
I would love Thee more.
 
4. 
Thou hast bought me with Thy blood:
Oh, how great the price–
Comprehend it, no heart could–
Told in sacrifice!
All my soul now sighs for Thee;
Thirsting, longing, I would be
Filled with love’s immensity,
Loving more and more.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. H. McNaughton
meter→ 7, 5, 7, 5, 7, 7, 7, 5, 6, 7, 5
First line→ Saviour, hear my heartfelt prayer,
Chorus→ Love Thee more, more and more.

336: Songs in the Night He Giveth

1. 
Songs in the night He giveth,
Fear not the darkness drear,
The Light of Life still liveth,
Thy God is always near.
 
2. 
He giveth songs of gladness
To every faithful soul,
And hope to banish sadness,
And faith to make thee whole.
 
3. 
To learn the song Eternal,
We must pass through the night,
To gain those joys supernal
In God’s unclouded light.
 
4. 
Faint not, the sun is shining
Upon the earth He trod.
Press on, cease thy repining
And reach the heart of God.
 
5. 
Songs in the night still singing,
I shall not be afraid,
New songs forever springing
Arise from death’s dark shade.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Henry J. Gauntlett
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6
tune→ St. Alphege
about→ Wilfred's version is in 4/2 time (no time sig) and has simplified timing in the penultimate measure, plus it is set in 'F'. The original tune is in 4/4, and set in 'G'. I have used 4/4 & 'F'.
First line→ Songs in the night He giveth,

337: Saviour,I Will Gladly Follow

1. 
Saviour, I will gladly follow
In the way Thy feet have trod;
Other ways will end in darkness,
Thou wilt lead me home to God.
 
Chorus
Lead me on! oh, lead me on,
In the way Thy feet have trod;
Saviour, lead me home to God.
 
2. 
How I love to trace His footsteps
Over every vale and hill!
Gladly yielding full surrender
To the Father’s blessed will.
 
3. 
Though I know not what awaits me,
Yet I will not shrink nor fear:
Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel,
To my mind Thy way make clear.
 
4. 
Precious thought, His hand is leading!
Though ahead I cannot see;
Precious thought, His heart is planning
All that’s good and best for me.
 
5. 
In the will of God, my Father
I would ever seek to be;
Through the valley of the shadow
He will lead unerringly.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ S. J. Vail
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7
tune→ Jura
First line→ Saviour, I will gladly follow
Chorus→ Lead me on! oh, lead me on,

338: Saviour, Keep Me True and Faithful

1. 
Saviour, keep me true and faithful,
Ever yielding to Thy will.
Daily walking in Thy counsel,
Restful, quiet, calm and still.
 
Chorus
Saviour, keep me pure in heart,
Ever faithful, true to Thee;
Teach me all Thy mind and will,
May they be fulfilled in me.
 
2. 
Every foe I mean to conquer,
Since Thy pow’r and grace are mine,
Overcome the wiles of Satan,
Strengthened with Thy life divine.
 
3. 
When I’m tested, tried and tempted,
Keep me under Thy control.
Give Thine own sweet rest and comfort
To my weary, troubled soul.
 
4. 
With a true, unwav’ring purpose,
In the strength my Lord supplies.
I will face the daily conflict,
Pressing on to gain the prize.
 
5. 
In the sunlight of His presence,
Keep me walking without blame.
Manifesting forth Thy praises,
Glorifying Thy great name.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. A. Blackmer
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7
First line→ Saviour, keep me true and faithful,
Chorus→ Saviour, keep me pure in heart,

339: Search Me, O Lord

1. 
Search me, O Lord, and know my inmost heart,
Let Thy pure light now penetrate each part;
I would be pure, my spirit would be free
To love and serve in harmony with Thee.
 
2. 
Search me, O Lord, and try this heart of mine,
Search me and prove if I indeed am Thine.
Test by Thy word, that never changed can be,
My strength of hope and living faith in Thee.
 
3. 
Search me, O Lord, my thoughts in mercy try,
Let naught escape Thine all discerning eye.
Know every thought, then help me graciously
To fix my mind and will to honour Thee.
 
4. 
Search me, O Lord, and from the dross of sin
Refine as gold, and keep me pure within;
Search Thou my ways, whose springs Thine eye can see,
From secret faults, O Saviour, cleanse Thou me.
 
5. 
Search me, O Lord, and in Thy mercy lead
My feet to walk, and let me take good heed
That I may hear Thy voice, obey and see
The everlasting way that leads to Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Lucy Manning
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ Search me, O Lord, and know my inmost heart,

339: Search Me, O Lord

1. 
Search me, O Lord, and know my inmost heart,
Let Thy pure light now penetrate each part;
I would be pure, my spirit would be free
To love and serve in harmony with Thee.
 
2. 
Search me, O Lord, and try this heart of mine,
Search me and prove if I indeed am Thine.
Test by Thy word, that never changed can be,
My strength of hope and living faith in Thee.
 
3. 
Search me, O Lord, my thoughts in mercy try,
Let naught escape Thine all discerning eye.
Know every thought, then help me graciously
To fix my mind and will to honour Thee.
 
4. 
Search me, O Lord, and from the dross of sin
Refine as gold, and keep me pure within;
Search Thou my ways, whose springs Thine eye can see,
From secret faults, O Saviour, cleanse Thou me.
 
5. 
Search me, O Lord, and in Thy mercy lead
My feet to walk, and let me take good heed
That I may hear Thy voice, obey and see
The everlasting way that leads to Thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10

340: Seek the Lord While You May Find Him

1. 
Seek the Lord while you may find Him,
Soul so weary, worn;
Seek Him now and He will hear you,
Do not longer spurn
His Salvation; you may freely
From His hand partake;
He’s the Friend who never changes,
He will not forsake.
 
2. 
Seek the Lord while you may find Him,
Call while He is near;
Long in mercy He has lingered,
Does your heart not fear?
Lest He leave you in His anger,
Leave you to your doom,
Hear Him tenderly repeating,
“Come my child, there’s room.”
 
3. 
Seek the Lord while you may find Him,
He is very nigh;
Do not close your heart to Jesus,
He is passing by.
He will hear the faintest whisper
From the broken heart;
He is waiting to deliver,
He will take thy part.
 
4. 
Seek the Lord while you may find Him,
Do not turn away;
After sowing comes the reaping,
And the reck’ning day.
Jesus waits with words of pardon,
None so kind as He;
Turn your back on sin forever,
He will welcome thee.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ J. S.
meter→ 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5, 8, 5
First line→ Seek the Lord while you may find Him,

341: Seeking for a Better Country

1. 
Seeking for a better country,
Pilgrims, we are marching on,
God is calling, we will follow
Where the Master’s feet have gone.
 
Chorus
Suff’ring must precede the glory,
But we know His will is best;
After toil and tribulation,
Comes the joy of home and rest.
 
2. 
Call’d of God to follow Jesus,
And His footsteps daily trace;
Love divine, so pure and changeless,
Speeds us on to run the race.
 
3. 
Oft the desert way is dreary,
But our hearts rejoice to know
Jesus leads, He knows the pathway,
Joyfully with Him we go.
 
4. 
We must share in His rejection,
Daily face the battle’s strife;
Fellowship with Him in suff’ring
Brings the resurrection life.
 
5. 
We shall bear our Master’s image,
Let this thought possess our soul;
All our life at His disposal,
Onward pressing to the goal.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Seeking for a better country,
Chorus→ Suff’ring must precede the glory,

342: Sin is the Only Thing I Fear

1. 
Sin is the only thing I fear,
To separate me from my God,
But cleansing from all sin is near,
The fountain of the Saviour’s blood.
 
Chorus
Oh, wondrous love and can it be,
Before the great eternal Throne,
My Saviour’s sprinkled blood I see,
Is pleading, pleading for His own.
 
2. 
I have an advocate above
Who bears my name upon His hands,
He pleads for me in Sov’reign love
’Tis mightier than all commands.
 
3. 
His intercession shall prevail,
The Light of Faith shall not grow dim
Though heart and flesh would often fail,
I know I am complete in Him.
 
4. 
He prays for all His chosen seed
That they might wrestle, strive and pray,
Behold His beauty while they plead,
And bear His image on that day.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ A. M. MacKay
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Selafo
First line→ Sin is the only thing I fear,
Chorus→ Oh, wondrous love and can it be,

343: Since Jesus Came to Dwell With Me

1. 
Since Jesus came to dwell with me,
The peace of God is mine;
His joy and gladness fills my soul,
And life which is divine.
In sin’s dark way I cease to roam,
For God in mercy leads me home.
 
2. 
The pilgrim way is steep and lone
When clouds obscure my view,
But grace and mercy bears me on,
And hope is born anew.
Faith speeds me onward in the night,
To dwell with God in heaven’s clear light.
 
3. 
Though tribulation be my lot,
It is my Father’s will
That I should drink without complaint
The cup His hand doth fill.
Earth’s bitter must precede the sweet
Eternal rest at Jesus feet.
 
4. 
As clay within the potter’s hands,
He moulds my life each day,
He understands, and why should I,
His Holy will gainsay?
A vessel for His use made meet
Must needs pass through the furnace heat.
 
5. 
A new creation will arise,
When self is lost, forgot.
The language of my heart shall be,
“From henceforth I am not.
I live and move in Thee alone,
No other Sov’reign will I own.”
 
6. 
A new creation will arise,
When self is lost, forgot.
The language of my heart shall be,
“From henceforth I am not.
I live and move in Thee alone,
No other Sov’reign will I own.”
 
7. 
The language of the broken heart
None but the Saviour knows,
The fierce temptations which assail–
Those strong and cruel foes;
But in His strength the foe we face,
And prove His all sufficient grace.
 
8. 
The life of self will always rise
To mar our happiness;
If only in this life we hope,
How short would be our bliss–
But hope will reach beyond the grave,
Anchored in Him, the strong to save.
 
9. 
He lives in power at God’s right hand,
The faithful One and true,
And this vile body He will change
And fashion it anew,
To dwell with Him and share His bliss,
His glory and His righteousness.
 
10. 
Though weak and toil worn, don’t despair.
Strong in the Spirit’s might,
Resist our subtle enemy–
And put the foe to flight.
Your faith, triumphant, will prevail,
Till safe with Christ beyond the veil.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
First line→ Since Jesus came to dwell with me,

344: Since Jesus Conquered Death and Hell

1. 
Since Jesus conquered death and hell,
And put away my sin,
I know the cleansing of His blood,
I have His life within;
Abiding in the living vine,
The fruits of righteousness are mine.
 
2. 
My human nature would oppose
His just and righteous reign,
But when the Lamb of God prevails,
My peace returns again.
When self prevails I soon decline,
And darkness fills this heart of mine.
 
3. 
Opposing forces are at work
Within continually,
My carnal mind usurps the throne,
The place where Christ should be.
When Satan rules I must repine,
The bitterness of death is mine.
 
4. 
Since I must suffer in the flesh,
Lord arm me with the mind
Of Him who all the law fulfilled,
And never once inclined
To sin, but gave His life divine
A willing sacrifice for mine.
 
5. 
Thou hast all power in Heaven, on earth,
And all contained therein.
Prevail in me, Thou sinless one,
That I may strive and win.
My living Lord, I now resign–
Let all Thy will prevail o’er mine.
 
6. 
The law of sin and death would rise
To hide my Saviour’s face;
My only armour is– all prayer,
And all His powerful grace;
Thy law is life– arise and shine,
Prevail in this poor heart of mine.
 
7. 
Oh, Lamb of God, Thou shalt prevail,
And I shall surely see
The Root of David spring afresh,
And bring forth fruit in me.
The power and glory shall be Thine,
And life Eternal shall be mine.
 
8. 
Thy law, Oh God, is liberty,
Life from the dead alway;
Thy life shall raise me up to bear
Christ’s image on that day,
Oh, Royal seed in David’s line,
This honour shall alone be Thine.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Joseph Summers
meter→ 8, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8
tune→ Palmyra
First line→ Since Jesus conquered death and hell,

345: Sincere, Without Offence

1. 
Sincere, without offence until that day
When Christ shall come to bear His own away,
From these sad scenes of turmoil, sin and strife,
Unto the gates of everlasting life.
 
2. 
Sincere, without offence, throughout the days,
Filled with the fruits of righteousness and praise,
Your life is in the Christ whose name you love,
His grace and truth, your portion from above.
 
3. 
Sincere, without offence, who then shall blame
The souls on that great day who bear His name?
His own redeemed shall see His face with joy,
His glory, service, praise, their chief employ.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ E.J. Hopkins
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10
tune→ Ellers
First line→ Sincere, without offence until that day

346: Some Day, You Say, I Will Seek the Lord

1. 
“Some day,” you say, “I will seek the Lord,
Some day I will make my choice,
Some day, some day I will heed His word,
And answer the Spirit’s voice.”
 
Chorus
Choose now, just now! for the Lord is here,
And does for your answer wait;
Choose now, just while the call is clear,
Tomorrow may be too late.
 
2. 
God’s time is now! for the days fly fast,
And swiftly the seasons roll;
Today is yours, it may be your last,
Choose life for your priceless soul.
 
3. 
Choose now, just now! there’s a soul at stake;
Oh, what will your answer be?
’Tis life or death, and the choice you make
Is made for eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Carrie E. Rounsefell
meter→ 9, 7, 9, 7, 9, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Manchester
First line→ “Some day,” you say, “I will seek the Lord,
Chorus→ Choose now, just now! for the Lord is here,

347: Soul Adrift Without the Saviour

1. 
Soul adrift without the Saviour,
With no hope beyond the grave:
Look and see the hand of Jesus,
Held in mercy now to save.
 
Chorus
Grasp the hand held out in mercy,
Come in spite of fear and doubt;
He who knows your sin and sorrow,
Will in no wise cast you out.
 
2. 
Seek the Lord while you may find Him.
Call on Him while He is near;
Though the hosts of sin may hinder,
Come to Jesus, do not fear.
 
3. 
Hear His pleading voice so tender,
“Soul, I died that you might live;”
And your life so dearly purchased,
Can you still refuse to give?
 
4. 
Still He calls, and yet you linger;
Why will you His love gainsay?
Know ye not that there will never
Come a more convenient day?
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ R. Lowry
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
tune→ Jesus Only
First line→ Soul adrift without the Saviour,
Chorus→ Grasp the hand held out in mercy,

348: Souls of Mine Now Drifting Downward

1. 
Souls of mine now drifting downward,
Stop, oh, stop in your career;
Hark, it is the voice of Jesus;
Anxiously He’s waiting near.
 
Chorus
Oh, return, Oh, come, return.
Souls of mine, return to God.
 
2. 
On this earth I toiled and laboured,
Manifesting love divine,
God’s own way and truth revealing
In this lowly life of mine.
 
3. 
On the cross for you I suffered,
Paid your ransom with my blood,
Souls of mine, I died to save you,
Oh, return, return to God!
 
4. 
From the tomb I rose triumphant,
Burst the bands of death and Hell,
Hearken now, your Prince and Saviour
Longs within your heart to dwell.
 
5. 
Judge of all the earth, I’m coming
Soon to claim my chosen Bride.
Oh, what anguish, weeping, wailing,
Shall befall those left outside.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Dr. Lowell Mason
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7
tune→ Ottawa
First line→ Souls of mine now drifting downward,
Chorus→ Oh, return, Oh, come, return.

349: Sowing, Ever Sowing

1. 
Sowing, ever sowing,
Do not stay your hand,
Scatter forth the good seed,
Broadcast o’er the land.
Yield yourself in service,
Ever glad and free,
Keep yourself and others
Safe from penury.
 
Chorus
Sow beside all waters,
Sow the Gospel seed.
Souls in sin are dying,
Help them in their need.
 
2. 
Sowing, ever sowing,
Darkness all around,
Enemies resist you,
Ruthless foes abound:
God is ever faithful,
Sow the precious seed,
To the clouds, the tempest,
Never giving heed.
 
3. 
Sowing, ever sowing,
Though the world deride,
Satan’s host assailing
In the Lord abide.
Through Him you shall conquer,
Do not faint or yield,
Never cease your sowing
In the worldwide field.
 
4. 
Sowing, ever sowing,
God is looking on,
Nought from Him withholding,
Till your life is gone.
Rich and sure the harvest
Of a wealth untold,
From the buried seed shall rise
A hundredfold.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ L. Reichardt (Arr. Goss)
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5
tune→ Armageddon
First line→ Sowing, ever sowing,
Chorus→ Sow beside all waters,

350: Take the Yoke of Jesus

1. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
Hearken to His voice;
Willingly obey Him–
In His will rejoice.
 
2. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
Bear it patiently;
Lowliness and meekness
He will give to thee.
 
3. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
Learn His gracious will,
Doing His good pleasure,
Confident and still.
 
4. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
Let His mind control;
This shall be your portion,
Peace and rest of soul.
 
5. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
Serve Him joyfully,
One in mind and purpose,
Faith and purity.
 
6. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
Love Him to the end;
You shall dwell forever
With this faithful friend.
 
7. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
He will never fail;
In the fiercest conflict
Thou shalt sure prevail.
 
8. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
All your will resign;
One in heart and spirit,
Let His will be Thine.
 
9. 
Take the yoke of Jesus,
Ever faithful be;
You will share His glory
In Eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5
First line→ Take the yoke of Jesus,

351: Take My Yoke Upon You

1. 
Take my yoke upon you,
Come and learn of me.
Bear my yoke and burden,
If thou would’st be free.
 
2. 
I am meek and lowly,
Inwardly in heart.
These most precious virtues
I will now impart.
 
3. 
Prove my yoke is easy,
Let my mind control.
Prove how light the burden,
Bringing rest of soul.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Harold Green
meter→ 6, 5, 6, 5
tune→ Quietude
First line→ Take my yoke upon you,

352: Take Forth the Precious from the Vile

1. 
Take forth the precious from the vile,
The dross and all that would defile,
This is my Lord’s decree.
Lord I am in Thy mighty hand,
I will obey Thy least command,
And wholly yield to Thee.
 
2. 
God knows His servant through and through;
Work Thou in me to will and do,
Until Thy work is done,
I want to know Thy mind and will;
Thy every thought and wish fulfill,
Till I am like Thy Son.
 
3. 
I know this is Thy plan for me.
All that Thou willest I will be.
Sufficient is Thy grace,
The furnace heat I will endure,
Till Thou canst see when clear and pure
The image of Thy face.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Lowell Mason
meter→ 8, 8, 6, 8, 8, 6
tune→ Meribah
First line→ Take forth the precious from the vile,

353: Sweet is Thy Voice, My Saviour

1. 
Sweet is Thy voice, my Saviour,
Oh, let me hear Thee speak,
I now intreat Thy favour,
Thy loving kindness seek.
Thou art my soul’s beloved,
Thy favour is my life,
My strength, my shield, my buckler,
To nerve me for the strife.
 
2. 
I long to drink more deeply
Of Thy unchanging love,
That love which never faileth,
Sure as Thy Throne above,
That love which thinks no evil,
Is kind and suffers long,
Fills all my soul with gladness,
Sweet melody and song.
 
3. 
To walk with Thee, Lord Jesus,
Is all my soul’s desire,
To follow in Thy footsteps
My heart would fain aspire,
And be like Thee, more lowly,
Clothed with humility,
This secret source of greatness
And grace impart to me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
meter→ 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6
First line→ Sweet is Thy voice, my Saviour,

354: Take the Hand that Jesus Offers

1. 
Take the hand that Jesus offers,
Held in mercy now to Thee.
He will give you peace and pardon,
And your burdened soul set free.
 
Chorus
Come to me, Oh weary heart,
Heavy laden, sore oppressed,
Jesus waits to take thy part,
He will give your soul sweet rest.
 
2. 
Take the hand that Jesus offers,
He will satisfy your heart,
Seal you with His Holy Spirit,
And His righteousness impart.
 
3. 
Take the hand that Jesus offers,
He will give your soul release,
Save you from the power of evil.
Lead you in the way of peace.
 
4. 
Take the hand that Jesus offers,
Bruised for your iniquity,
By those tender hands they nailed Him
On the cross of Calvary.
 
5. 
Take the hand that Jesus offers,
Think of all His grief and pain,
On those hands held out to save you,
Cruel nail prints still remain.
 
6. 
Take the hand that Jesus offers,
For your sins He bled and died,
Look and see, those marks of suff’ring
In His hands, His feet, His side.
 
7. 
Take the hand that Jesus offers,
Leave earth’s luring vanity,
Come and seek a better country,
Safe with Christ eternally.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. A. Blackmer
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7
First line→ Take the hand that Jesus offers,
Chorus→ Come to me, Oh weary heart,

355: Take One Forward Step With Jesus

1. 
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Speed your feet to follow Him
Lest He vanish in the distance,
And the eye of faith grow dim.
 
Chorus
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Perfect love will cast out fear.
Love and prayer and faith’s clear vision
Always see the Saviour near.
 
2. 
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Let your heart be filled with praise,
Since the Lord Himself has promised,
Strength proportioned to your days.
 
3. 
Take one forward step with Jesus;
Know ye not He lives to care?
His own peace your heart possessing,
Walk in fellowship and prayer.
 
4. 
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Do not let your courage fail.
Think of Him who paid your ransom,
Pleading now within the veil.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Take one forward step with Jesus,
Chorus→ Take one forward step with Jesus,

355: Take One Forward Step With Jesus

1. 
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Speed your feet to follow Him
Lest He vanish in the distance,
And the eye of faith grow dim.
 
Chorus
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Perfect love will cast out fear.
Love and prayer and faith’s clear vision
Always see the Saviour near.
 
2. 
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Let your heart be filled with praise,
Since the Lord Himself has promised,
Strength proportioned to your days.
 
3. 
Take one forward step with Jesus;
Know ye not He lives to care?
His own peace your heart possessing,
Walk in fellowship and prayer.
 
4. 
Take one forward step with Jesus,
Do not let your courage fail.
Think of Him who paid your ransom,
Pleading now within the veil.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ F. Hermann Geue
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7

356: Take Your Cross and Follow Jesus

1. 
Take your cross and follow Jesus,
Though narrow the way and strait
By the world He loved, rejected,
He suffered outside the gate.
 
Chorus
He suffered outside the gate,
Enduring the scorn and hate,
Rejected, God’s Holy one died,
Dishonoured outside the gate.
 
2. 
Though the world may frown upon you,
How happy is your estate.
To walk with the Prince of Glory,
Who suffered outside the gate.
 
3. 
Oh, refuse not Him that speaketh,
Make haste ere it be too late,
Choose reproach with God’s anointed,
Who suffered outside the gate.
 
4. 
Oh, think of the lowly Saviour,
And no longer hesitate,
But share in your Lord’s rejection,
Who suffered outside the gate.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Take your cross and follow Jesus,
Chorus→ He suffered outside the gate,

357: Teach Us, Lord, Our Days to Number

1. 
Teach us, Lord, our days to number,
That our hearts we may apply
Unto wisdom, ever seeking
Christ our Lord to glorify.
 
Chorus
Teach us, Lord, to walk in wisdom,
While our days are speeding past;
Grant that we may bear Thine image
Till we reach our home at last.
 
2. 
Teach us, Lord, our days to number,
Short and brief life’s longest span:
Make us wise with heav’nly wisdom,
Doing good while yet we can.
 
3. 
Teach us, Lord, our days to number,
Wake our souls to righteousness;
Save us from things seen and temp’ral,
Thou, our source of life and bliss.
 
4. 
Teach us, Lord, our days to number,
May we spend them one and all
In Thy service, watching, waiting,
Till we hear the final call.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geo C. Stebbins
meter→ 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7
First line→ Teach us, Lord, our days to number,
Chorus→ Teach us, Lord, to walk in wisdom,

358: Tell Me Again

1. 
Tell me again of God’s wonderful love:
How Jesus left those fair mansions above,
Suffered and died for my sins on the tree;
He made atonement for you and for me.
 
Chorus
Tell how He lived; tell how He died,
Sorely afflicted and nailed to the tree,
Wounded and bruised for the sins of the world:
Love so abounding– O tell it to me!
 
2. 
Tell me again how He wept for their sin,
Opened life’s gate that they all might come in;
But they despised Him and hardened their heart,
Cast out their Saviour and bid Him depart.
 
3. 
Tell me again how in sorrow He prayed;
All our transgressions on Jesus were laid.
None was found worthy for sin to atone:
Death’s bitter cup He must drink all alone.
 
4. 
Tell me again how the multitude scorns
Christ their redeemer and crown Him with thorns;
Mock’d Him as king while they smote Him again;
Meekly He suffered and did not complain.
 
5. 
Tell how exceedingly bitter His cry,
Nailed to the cross where they left Him to die;
Grieved and forsaken, God spared not His Son:
Love’s mighty work of redemption is done.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Wattie Sims
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 8, 10, 10, 10
First line→ Tell me again of God’s wonderful love:
Chorus→ Tell how He lived; tell how He died,

359: The Breathing of My Soul is After God

1. 
The breathing of my soul is after God;
In my poor heart His love now shed abroad
Draws on my soul with ardent longings deep,
To follow Christ, the Shepherd of the sheep.
I love Him now because He first loved me,
And where He is, there shall His servant be.
 
2. 
Through never failing love I shall endure
And make my calling and election sure.
His tender mercy rich, supplies of grace,
Shall keep me sure and steady in the place
My Shepherd’s heart of love has planned for me,
And where He is, there shall His servant be.
 
3. 
I want to follow where His feet have gone
And serve Him until that great morn shall dawn–
The morn of God’s serene eternal day,
Where pain and former things have passed away.
In love He took the servant’s place for me,
And where He is, there shall His servant be.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
First line→ The breathing of my soul is after God;

360: The Call of Grace has Reached My Soul

1. 
The call of grace has reached my soul,
Self love and all self will I flee.
With Thee all things are possible,
O God, reveal Thy Son in me.
 
Chorus
Behold my prayer, my one desire
Before Thy Throne continually,
Like incense it is burning there–
O God, reveal Thy Son in me.
 
2. 
Can I resist the call of grace?
All powerful, so appealingly,
It stirs my inmost soul to pray,
O God, reveal Thy Son in me.
 
3. 
Resigned to all Thy Holy will
I will submit myself to Thee,
Let self continually decrease,
That Christ may be revealed in me.
 
4. 
The call of grace I will obey,
Then all the world may look and see
I live and yet, ’tis no more I:
God’s Son is now revealed in me.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ Geo. C. Stebbins
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.D.)
tune→ Higher Ground
First line→ The call of grace has reached my soul,
Chorus→ Behold my prayer, my one desire

361: The Door of God's Sheepfold is Open

1. 
The door of God’s sheepfold is open,
Oh, why will you not enter in?
Come now while the Shepherd is waiting
And He will forgive all your sin.
 
Chorus
Constrain them to come is the message
To all who now wander abroad,
A place and a name is awaiting
For you in the Kingdom of God.
 
2. 
Refuse not the Lord’s invitation,
Come, enter the door of the fold,
An heir to His Kingdom and glory,
His riches and pleasures untold.
 
3. 
The Shepherd who came from God’s bosom,
His nature and life will impart,
Oh, make Him your Lord and your Master,
And let Him now dwell in your heart.
 
4. 
The Saviour who died to redeem you,
Is calling and yet there is room,
Oh, come while His Spirit is striving,
Escape from sins judgement and doom.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 8
First line→ The door of God’s sheepfold is open,
Chorus→ Constrain them to come is the message

362: The Evening Shades are Falling Fast

1. 
The ev’ning shades are falling fast,
The night is coming on apace,
And time for you will soon be o’er,
To prove the riches of His grace.
How many careful, troubled souls,
So busied with the toil and strife
Are held and captivated still,
With things pertaining to this life?
 
Chorus
O, hark it is the Master’s voice
Give ear: His counsel is for thee;
Come buy the gold and raiment white,
To make you rich eternally.
 
2. 
So patiently the Saviour waits,
To meet the ardent, longing heart,
Who pleads with importunity
To know and choose the better part.
Oh, brother, sister while you may,
Come now and learn at Jesus’ feet,
One thing is needful– one alone:
To stand in all His will complete.
 
3. 
Your days are few, time cannot wait,
Let worldly minds their joys pursue.
But take your opportunity;
The one thing needful keep in view,
Eternal wisdom bids you come,
God’s way and truth and life is nigh,
Now is the favoured time for you
To learn from Him who cannot lie.
 
author→ Sam Jones
composer→ D. B. Towner
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
First line→ The ev’ning shades are falling fast,
Chorus→ O, hark it is the Master’s voice

363: The Happy Hour Will Surely Come

1. 
The happy hour will surely come
When I shall rise to dwell with Thee,
To serve my Lord and see His face,
And bear His name eternally.
 
2. 
My sighs and tears shall reach Thy heart,
While in the body here I groan,
Till all that’s mortal ends in life,
Where self is lost and sin unknown.
 
3. 
Let self decrease that Christ may live,
And manifest His life in me,
Let Christ alone be magnified,
Both now and through eternity.
 
author→ Sam Jones
meter→ 8, 8, 8, 8 (L.M.)
First line→ The happy hour will surely come

364: The Hand of God Hath Touched Me

1. 
The hand of God hath touched me,