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4 The terror and the charm repel,
And powers of earth and powers of hell,
with vigor on;
And an immortal crown.
Hold thee in full survey ;
And onward urge thy way.
That calls thee from on high;
To thine aspiring eye ;-
Which shall new lustre boast,
Shall blend in common dust.
A follower of the Lamb ?
Or blush to speak his name?
On flowery beds of ease,
3 Sure I must fight, if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord !
Supported by thy word.
Shall conquer, though they 're slain :
And soon with Christ shall reign.
And all thy armies shine
The glory shall be thine.
WATTS. The Christian Race. 1 AWAKE, our souls, away, our fears;
Let every trembling thought be gone: Awake and run the heavenly race,
And put a cheerful courage on.
And mortal spirits tire and faint;
That feeds the strength of every saint. 3 From thee, the overflowing spring,
Our souls shall drink a fresh supply, While such as trust their native strength
Shall melt away, and droop, and die. 4 Swift as an eagle cuts the air,
We'll mount aloft to thine abode;
Uttered or unexpressed,
That trembles in the breast.
The falling of a tear,
When none but God is near.
That infant lips can try,
The Majesty on high.
The Christian's native air,
He enters heaven with prayer.
Returning from his ways;
While the red light fades away;
2 Traveller, in the stranger's land,
Far from thine own household band;
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Pray without ceasing.
Go when the noon is bright,
Go in the hush of night;
Cast earthly thought away,
Do thou in secret pray.
All who are loved by thee;
such there be;
A blessing humbly claim,
Thy great Redeemer's name.
In solitude to pray,
When friends are round thy way,
Thy spirit raised above,
4 O, not a joy or blessing
With this can we compare,
To pour our souls in prayer :
Before his footstool fall;
His love who gave thee all.
We walk through deserts dark as night;
Faith is our guide, and faith our light.
She makes the pearly gates appear;
And brings eternal glories near.
While faith inspires a heavenly ray;
And rocks and dangers fill the way.
Left his own house to walk with God;
And fired his zeal along the road.
And saves us from its snares;