#195: Look and Live

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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I’ve a message from the Lord, hallelujah!

The message unto you I’ll give;

‘Tis recorded in His Word, hallelujah!

It is only that you “look and live”.

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Look and live (look and live),

my brother Live! (my brother , live, look and live!)

Look to Jesus now and live;

‘Tis recorded in His Word, hallelujah!

It is only that you “look and live”.

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I’ve a message full of love, hallelujah!

A message, O my friend, for you;

‘Tis a message from above, hallelujah!

Jesus said it and I know ’tis true.

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3

Life is offered unto you, hallelujah!

Eternal life thy soul shall have,

If you’ll only look to Him, hallelujah!

Look to Jesus who alone can save.

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I will tell you how I came, hallelujah!

To Jesus when He made me whole:

‘Twas believing on His name, halelujah!

I trusted and He saved my soul.

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#194: Ye Must Be Born Again

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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A ruler once came to Jesus by night

To ask Him the way of salvation and light;

The Master made answer in words true and plain,

“Ye must be born again.”

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“Ye must be born again, (again,) Ye must be born again; (again;)

I verily, verily say unto thee, “Ye must be born again.” (again.)

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Ye children of men, attend to the word

So solemnly uttered by Jesus the Lord,

And let not this message to you be in vain,

“Ye must be born again.”

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O ye who would enter that glorious rest

And sing with the ransomed the song of the blest,

The life everlasting if ye would obtain,

“Ye must be born again.”

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A dear one in heaven thy heart yearns to see,

At the beautiful gate may be watching for thee;

Then list to the note of this solemn refrain,

“Ye must be born again.”

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#193: No, Not Despairingly

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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No, not despairingly Come I to Thee;

No, not distrustingly Bend I the knee;

Sin hath gone over me, yet is this still my plea —

Jesus hath died.

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Ah! mine iniquity Crimson hath been,

Infinite, infinite Sin upon sin:

Sin on not loving Thee, Sin of not trusting Thee,

Infinite sin.

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Lord, I confess to Thee Sadly my sin;

All I am tell I thee, All I have been:

Purge Thou my sin away, Wash thou my soul this day —

Lord, make me clean.

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Faithful and just art Thou, Forgiving all;

Loving and kind art Thou When poor ones call:

Lord, let the cleansing blood, Blood of the Lamb of God,

Pass o’er my soul.

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Then all is peace and light This soul within;

Thus shall I walk with Thee, The loved Unseen;

Leaning on Thee, my God, Guided along the road —

Nothing between.

 

#192: According to Thy Gracious Word

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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According to Thy gracious word, In meek humility,

This will I do, my dying Lord; I will remember Thee.

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Thy body, broken for my sake, My bread from heav’n shall be;

Thy testamental cup I take, And thus remember Thee.

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Gethsemane can I forget” Or there Thy conflict see,

Thine agony and bloody sweat, And not remember Thee?

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When to the cross I turn mine eyes And rest on Calvary,

O Lamb of God, my sacrifice, I must remember Thee —

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Remember Thee and all Thy pains and all Thy love to me;

Yea, hwile a breath a pule remains, Will I remember Thee.

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And when these failing lips grow dumb And mind and mem’ry flee,

When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come, Jesus, remember me!

#191: Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face,

Here would I touch and handle things unseen,

Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,

And all my weariness upon Thee lean.

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Here would I feed upon the bread of God,

Here drink with Thee the royal wine of heav’n,

Here would I lay aside each earthly load,

Here taste afresh the clam of sin forgiv’n.

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I have no help but Thine, nor do I need

Another arm save Thine to lean upon;

It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed —

My strength is in Thy might,

Thy might alone.

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Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness,

Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood;

Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace,

Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord, my God.

 

#190: We Bless the Name of Christ, the Lord

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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We bless the name of Christ, the Lord,

We bless Him for His holy Word,

Who loved to do His Father’s will,

And all His righteousness fulfill.

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We follow Him with pure delight

To sanctify His sacred rite;

And thus our faith with water seal,

To prove obedience that we feel.

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Baptized in God — the Father, Son,

And Holy Spirit — Three in One,

With conscience free, we rest in God,

In love and peace, thru Jesus’ blood.

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By grace we “Abba, Father” cry;

By grace the Comforter comes nigh;

And for Thy grace our love shall be

Forever, only, Lord, for Thee.

#189: In Jordan’s Stream

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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In Jordan’s stream the Savior stood

Fulfilling righteousness,

And like a dove the Spirit came

His heart and life to bless.

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Today we gather in Thy name,

And ’tis a sacred hour;

BLess these who follow in Thy steps,

Descend in love and pow’r.

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Our witness to the world around

Of Thy redeeming grace;

A witness of our love for Thee,

Our hope to see Thy face.

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Nor would we cease to follow Thee,

Content with this alone;

On thru the garden, Calvary,

Thy lot shall be our own.