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485. It's Real

1 Oh, how well do I remember how I doubted day by day,
For I did not know for certain that my sins were washed away;
When the Spirit tried to tell me, I would not the truth receive;
I endeavored to be happy, and to make myself believe.

Refrain:
But it’s real, it’s real;
Oh, I know it’s real;
Praise God, the doubts are settled,
For I know, I know it’s real!

2 When the truth came close and searching, all my joy would disappear,
For I did not have the witness of the Spirit bright and clear;
If at times the coming judgment would appear before my mind,
Oh, it made me so uneasy, for God’s smile I could not find. [Refrain]

3 When the Lord sent faithful servants who would dare to preach the truth,
How my heart do so condemn me as the Spirit gave reproof!
Satan said at once, “ ’Twill ruin you to now confess your state;
Keep on working and professing, and you’ll enter heaven’s gate.” [Refrain]

4 But at last I tired of living such a life of fear and doubt,
For I wanted God to give me something I would know about,
So the truth would make me happy and the light would clearly shine,
And the Spirit give assurance that I’m His and He is mine. [Refrain]

5 So I prayed to God in earnest, and not caring what folks said;
I was hungry for the blessing; my poor soul, it must be fed;
Then at last by faith I touched Him, and, like sparks from smitten steel,
Just so quick salvation reached me, oh, bless God, I know it’s real! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh, how well do I remember how I doubted day by day
Title: It's Real
Author: H. L. C.
Meter: 15.15.15.15.5.5.7.7
Scripture: Romans 8:16
Topic: Experience
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Its_Real)
Refrain First Line: But it's real, it's real
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, how well do I remember how I doubted day by day]
Composer: Homer L. Cox
Meter: 15.15.15.15.5.5.7.7
Key: D♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Its_Real)



Media
MIDI file: Its_Real.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Its_Real)
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




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