CHRISTIAN WARFARE AND FAITH UNDER TRIALS.
354 GANGES. C. P M. chandler.
I. Come on, my part - ners in dis-tress, Mv com-rades through the wil-der-ness,
Who still your bod ies feel:
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A - while for - get your griefs and fears,
And look be-yond this vale of tears To that ce - les- tial hill
Full assurance of hope. C. P. M.
I Come on, my partners in distress,
My comrades through the wilderness,
Who still your bodies feel :
Awhile forget ycur griefs and fears,
And look beyond this vale of tears
To that celestial hill.
2 Beyond the bounds of time and space
Look forward to that heavenly place,
The saints' secure abode :
On faith's strong eagle-pinions rise,
And force your passage to the skies,
And scale the mount of God.
3 Who suffer with our Master here,
We shall before his face appear,
And by his side sit down :
To patient faith the prize is sure;
And all that to the end endure
The cross, shall wear the crown.
4 Thrice-blessed, bliss inspiring hope!
It lifts the fainting spirits up.
It brings to life the dead :
Our conflicts here shall soon be past,
And you and 1 ascend at last,
Triumphant with our Head.
55 Gently lead us. 8s, 7s & 4s.
[ Tune, Zion, page 136. 8s, 7s & 4s.]
Gently, Lord, O gently lead us
Through this gloomy vale of tears;
And, O Lord, in mercy give us
Thy rich grace in all our fears.
O refresh us,
Travelling through this wilderness.
When tempation's darts assail us,
When in devious paths we stray,
Let thy goodness never fail us,
Lead us in thy perfect way.
In the hour of pain and anguish,
In the hour when death draws near,
Suffer not our hearts to languish,
Suffer not our souls to fear.
When this mortal life is ended,
Bid us in thine arms to rest.
Till, by angel bands attended,
Wre awake among the blest.
Doxology. C. P. M.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven's triumphant host
And saints on earth adore;
Be glory as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last,
When time shall be no more.