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SHORT POEMS
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Lord, I cannot let Thee go,
Till a blessing Thou bestow;
Do not turn away Thy face;
Mine's an urgent, pressing case.
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Stand then in His great might,
With all His strength endued;
But take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.
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Tis not enough to bend the knee,
And words of prayer to say;
The heart must with the lips agree,
Or else we do not pray.
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Never let the world break in,
Fix a mighty gulf between;
Keep me humble and unkown,
Prized and loved by God alone.
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Let the world their virtue boast,
Their works of righteousness;
I, a wretch undone and lost,
Am freely saved by grace;
Other title I disclaim,
This, only this, is all my plea,
I the chief of sinners am,
And Jesus died for me.
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O that I might decrease!
O that all I am might cease!
Let me into nothing fall!
Let my Lord be all in all.
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I love to think on mercies past,
And future good implore;
And all my cares and sorrows cast
On Him whom I adore.
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We thank Thee, Lord of heaven and earth,
Who hast preserved us from our birth;
Redeemed us oft from death and dread,
And with Thy gifts our table spread.
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Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds.
The pleasing theme renew.
 
Through all eternity to Thee
A grateful song I'll raise;
But Oh! eternity's too short
To utter all Thy praise.
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Trial must and will befall;
But with humble faith to see
Love inscribed upon them all---
This is happiness to me.
 
Trials make the promise sweet
Trials give new life to prayer;
Bring me to my Savior's feet
Lay me low and keep me there.
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O who could bear life's stormy doom,
Did not Thy wing of love
Come brightly wafting through the gloom
Our peace branch from above.
 
The sorrow, touched by Thee, grows bright,
With more than rapture's ray;
As darkness shows us worlds of light
We never saw by day.
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O Thou who driest the mourner's tear,
How dark this world would be,
If, deceived and wounded here,
We could not fly to Thee?
 
The friends, who in our sunshine live,
When winter comes are flown,
And he who has but tears to give,
Must weep those tears alone.
 
But Thou wilt heal the broken heart,
Which, like the plants that throw
Their fragrance from the wounded part,
Breathe sweetness out of woe.
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If pain afflicts, or wrongs oppress,
If cares distract, or fears dismay;
If guilt deject, if sin distress,
In every case, still watch and pray.
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There I shall bathe my weary soul,
In seas of heavenly rest,
And not a wave of trouble roll,
Across my peaceful breast.
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What is our calling's glorious hope
But inward holiness?
For this to Jesus  I look up,
I calmly wait for this.
 
I wait till He shall touch me clean,
Shall life and power impart;
Give me the faith that casts out sin,
And purifies the heart.
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O may I still from sin depart;
A wise and understanding heart,
Jesus, to me to be given;
And let me through Thy Spirit know
To glorify my God below,
And find my way to Heaven.
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Let Him to whom we now belong
His sovereign right assert;
And take up every thankful song,
And every loving heart.
 
He justly claims is for His own,
Who bought us with a price;
The Christian lives to Christ alone,
To Christ alone he dies.
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So let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess;
So let our works and virtues shine
To prove the doctrine all divine.
 
Thus shall we best proclaim abroad
The honors of our Savior God;
When the salvation reigns within
And grace subdues the power of sin.
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Lord, in the strength of grace,
With a glad heart and free,
Myself, my residue of days
I consecrate to Thee.
 
Thy ransomed servant, I
Restore to Thee Thy own;
And from this moment, live or die,
To serve my God alone.
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Father of mercies send Thy grace
All powerful from above,
To form in our obedient souls
The image of Thy love.
 
O may our sympathizing breasts
That generous pleasure know;
Kindly to share in others' joy
And weep for others' woe.
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But feeble my compassion proves,
And can but weep where most it loves;
Thy own all saving arm employ,
And turn those drops of grief to joy.
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Lord of the harvest, hear
Thy needy servants' cry;
Answer our faith's effectual prayer,
And all our wants supply.
 
Convert and send forth more
Into Thy Church abroad;
And let them speak Thy Word of power,
As workers with their God/
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The Son of God in tears
The wondering angels see;
Be thou astonished, O my soul!
He shed those tears for thee.
 
He wept that we might weep;
Each sin demands a tear;
In heaven alone no sin is found,
And there's no weeping there.
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Then my soul, in every strait;
To thy Father come and wait;
He will answer every prayer;
God is present everywhere.
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Your guides and brethren bear
Forever on your mind;
Extend the arms of mighty prayer
In grasping all mankind.
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With Thee I mean all night to stay;
And wrestle till the break of day.
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Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure,
And they that in Thy house would dwell
That happy station to secure,
Must still in holiness excell.
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Now I have found the ground wherein
Sure my soul's anchor may remain;
The wounds of Jesus---for  my sin;
Before the world's foundation slain.
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Give me a new and perfect heart,
From doubt, and fear, and sorrow free;
The mind which was in Christ impart,
And let my spirit cleave to Thee.
 
"O take this heart of stone away!
Thy sway it doth not, cannot own;
In me no longer let it stay;
O take away this heart of stone!"
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Though troubles assail,
And dangers affright,
Though friends should all fail,
And foes all untie,
 
Yet one thing secures us;
Whatever betide,
The promise assures us,
The Lord will provide.
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Lord God, The Holy Ghost,
In this accepted hour;
As on the Day of Pentecost,
Descend in all Thy power.
 
We meet with one accord,
In our appointed place,
And await the promise of our Lord,
The Spirit of all grace.
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Thy promise is my only plea,
With this I venture nigh;
Thou call'st the burdened soul to Thee,
And such, O Lord, am I.
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The Lord hath promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
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That power is prayer, which soars on high,
Through Jesus to the throne;
And moves the hand which moves the world,
To bring salvation down.
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The thing surpasses all my thought,
But faithful is my Lord;
Through unbelief I stagger not,
For God hath spoke the Word. 
 
Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees;
And looks to that alone;
Laughs at impossibilities,
And cries, "It shall be done!"
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Depend on Him; thou canst not fail;
Make all thy wants and wishes known;
Fear hot; His merits must prevail;
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.
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He spake with Abraham at the oak,
He called Elisha from the plough;
David He from the sheepfolds took,
Thy day, thine hour of grace, is now.
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If pain afflicts or wrongs oppress,
If cares distract, or fears dismay;
If guilt deject, or sin distress,
In every case still watch and pray.
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"Day by day," the promise reads,
Daily strength for daily needs;
Cast foreboding fears away;
Take the manna of today.
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There is no sorrow, Lord, too light
To bring in prayer to Thee;
There is no anxious care too slight
To wake Thy sympathy.
 
There is no secret sigh we breathe,
But meets Thy ear divine,
And every cross grows light beneath
The shadow, Lord, of thine.
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Peace! doubting heart, my God's I am,
Who formed me man, forbids my fear;
The Lord hath called me by my name;
The Lord protects, forever near;
His blood for me did once atone
And still He loves and guards His own.
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Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such
None can never ask too much.
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Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw,
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.
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Prayer is appointed to convey
The blessings God designs to give.
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Faithful, O Lord, Thy mercies are
A rock that cannot move;
A thousand promises declare
Thy constancy of love.
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Come, my soul, thy suit prepare,
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee nay.
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To God your every want
In instant prayer display;
Pray always; pray, and never faint;
Pray, wothout ceasing, pray.
 
In fellowship alone,
To God with faith draw near;
Approach His courts, beseech His throne,
With all power of prayer.
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Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach
His majesty on high.
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Prayer is appointed to convey
The blessings God designs to give;
Long as they live Christians pray,
They learn to pray when first they live.
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O Spirit of The Living God,
In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,
Descend on our apostate race.
 
Give tongues of fire and hearts of love,
To preach the reconciling word,
Give power and unction from above,
Where'er the joyful sound is heard.
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His all surrounding sight surveys
Our rising and our rest;
Our public walks and private ways,
The secrets of our breasts.
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Day by day the manna fell
O to learn this lesson well!
Still by constant mercy fed,
Give me, Lord, my daily bread.
 
Day by day the promis reads,
Daily strength for daily needs;
Cast foreboding fears away,
Take the manna for today.
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Though troubles assail, and dangers affright,
Though friends should all fail, and foes all unite,
Yet one thing secures me, whatever betide,
The promise assures us, the Lord will provide.
 
The birds without barns, or storehouse are fed,
From them let us learn, to trust for our bread;
His saints what is fitting, shall ne'er be denied,
So long as its written, the Lord wil provide.
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In each event of life how clear,
Thy ruling hand I see;
Each blessing to my soul most dear,
Because conferred by Thee.
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In every condition, in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale or abounding in wealth;
At home or abroad, on the land or on the sea,
As thy days may demand shall thy strength ever be.
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Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
The Christian's native air;
His watchword at the gates of death;
He enters Heaven with prayer.
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The things unknown to feeble sense,
Unseen by reason's glimmering ray,
With strong, commanding confidence,
Their heavenly origin display.
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Be not afraid to pray; to pray is right;
Pray if thou canst with hope, but ever pray,
Though hope be weak or sick with long delay;
Pray in the darkness if there be no light;
And if for any wish thou dare not pray
Then pray to God to care that wish away.
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And with Thee all night I mean to stay
And wrestle till the break of day.
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Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try.
Prayer is the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty of high.
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What various hindrances we meet
In coming to the mercyseat.
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That Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.

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