#261: Trust and Obey

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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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When we walk with the Lord In the light of His Word,

What a glory He sheds on our way!

While we do His good will He abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.

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Trust and obey – For there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus But to trust and obey.

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Not a shadow can rise, Not a cloud in the skies,

But His smile quickly drives it away

Not a doubt nor a fear, Not a sigh nor a tear,

Can aide while we trust and obey.

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3

Not a burden we bear, Not a sorrow we share,

But our toil He doth richly repay;

Not a grief nor a loss, Not a frown nor a cross,

But is blest if we trust and obey.

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But we never can prove The delights of His love

Until all on the altar we lay,

For the favor He shows And the joy he bestows

Are for them who will trust and obey.

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Then in fellowship sweet We will sit at His feet,

Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;

What He says we will do, Where He sends we will go –

Never fear, only trust and obey.

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#260: Is My Name Written There?

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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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Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold –

I would bake sure of heaven, I would enter the fold.

In the book of Thy kingdom with its pages so fair,

Tell me, Jesus, my Savior, is my name written there?

REFRAIN (vs. 1+2)

Is my name written there On the page white and fair?

In the book of Thy kingdom, Is my name written there?

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Lord, my sins they are many, like the sands of the sea,

But Thy blood, O my Savior, is sufficient for me;

For Thy promise is written in the bright letters that glow,

“Tho your sins be as scarlet, I will make them like snow.”

REFRAIN

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O that beautiful city with its mansions of light,

With its glorified beings in pure garments of white;

Where no evil thing cometh to despoil what is fair,

Where the angels are watching – yes my name’s written there.

REFRAIN (vs 3)

Yes, my name’s written there On the page white and fair;

In the book of Thy kingdom, yes, my name’s written there.

 

 

#259: The Rock That Is Higher Than I

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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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O sometimes the shadows are deep,

And rough seems the path to the goal;

And sorrows, sometimes how they sweep

Like tempests down over the soul!

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O then to the Rock let my fly, (let me fly),

To the Rock that is higher than I; (is higher than I);

O then to the Rock let my fly, (let my fly),

To the Rock that is higher than I!

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O sometimes how long seems the day,

And sometimes how weary my feet;

But toiling in life’s dusty way,

The Rock’s blessed shadow, how sweet!

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O near to the Rock let me keep,

If  blessings or sorrows prevail;

Or climbing the mountain-way steep,

Or walking the shadowy vale.

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 #258: He Hideth My Soul

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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 wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,

A wonderful Savior to me;

He hideth  my soul in the cleft of the rock,

Where rivers of pleasure I see.

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He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock That shadows a dry, thirsty land;

He hideth my life in the depths of His love,

And covers me there with His hand, And covers me there with His hand.

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A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord –

He taketh my burden away;

He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved,

He giveth me strength as my day.

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3

With numberless blessings each moment He crowns,

And, filled with His bullness divine,

I sing in my rapture, “O glory to God

For such a Redeemer as mine!”

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Then clothed in His brightness transported I rise

To meet Him in clouds of the sky,

His perfect salvation, His wonderful love,

I’ll shout with the millions on high.

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#257: ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

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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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‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take Him at His word,

Just to rest upon His promise, Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

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Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!

Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more!

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O how sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to trust His cleansing blood,

Just in simple faith to plunge  me ‘Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

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Yes, ‘tis sweet to trust in Jesus, Just from sin and self to cease,

Just from Jesus simply taking Life and rest and joy and peace.

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I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee, Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;

And I know that Thou art with me, Wilt be with me to the end.

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#256: It Is Well with My Soul

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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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When peace like a river, attendeth my way

When sorrows like sea billows roll —

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it Is Well with My Soul.

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It is well (it is well),

With my soul (with my soul),

It is well, it is well with my soul.

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Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blessed assurance control,

That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed his own blood for my soul.

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My sin – O the bliss of this glorious thought –

My sin, not in part, but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more:

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O  my soul!

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And, Lord, haste the day  when my faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll:

The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,

“Even so” – it is well with my soul.

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#255: Blessed Assurance

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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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Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

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This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long.

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Perfect submission, perfect delight! Vision of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

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Perfect submission – all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest;

Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

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