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There Is None Like Thee

Author: Fanny Crosby Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: Blessed Savior, while we gather Refrain First Line: Thou alone are good and holy Lyrics: 1 Blessed Savior, while we gather In Thy precious name, Help us all to lift our voices In the glad acclaim. Refrain: Thou alone are good and holy, There is none like Thee; Now and evermore exalted, Lord, Thy name shalt be. 2 Thro’ another week departed Thou hast been our stay; We have shared Thy gifts and mercies, New with every day; [Refrain] 3 Thou hast led us, kindly led us, From our infant years, Healing all our pains and sorrows, Calming all our fears. [Refrain] 4 Blessèd Savior, keep, O keep us, In Thy fold divine; May Thy beams of love so tender Round our pathway shine. [Refrain] Used With Tune: SHANGHAI Text Sources: The Quiver of Sacred Song, by William Kirkpatrick & John Sweney (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1880)
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Falling Into Line

Author: M. F. H. Smith Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 3 hymnals First Line: Volunteers, gird on your armor! Lyrics: 1 Volunteers, gird on your armor! See, the foe’s in sight; Hark! the trumpet call is sounding, Ready for the fight. Take the sword of God’s own Spirit, Heed the Captain’s sign; At the signal let us all be Falling into line. 2 What tho’ Satan now confront us With the hosts of sin; With the Savior as our leader, We are sure to win. Take the breastplate of salvation, And with aid divine, We will join the hosts that now are Falling into line. 3 To the conflict, then, be marching At the trumpet’s call; With our battle cry resounding, 'Liberty to all." And when here the siege is ended, By God’s grace divine, In that land of glory we’ll be Falling into line. Used With Tune: SUFFOLK
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Lift The Cross

Author: Fanny Crosby Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 3 hymnals First Line: O ye watchman, sound the trumpet Refrain First Line: Lift the cross, and wave its banner Lyrics: 1 O ye watchman, sound the trumpet, Sound it far and near, Lo! the morn of Gospel freedom Comes the world to cheer. Refrain: Lift the cross, and wave its banner; Shout the joyful strain, Christ the Lord, the King of Glory, Over all shall reign. 2 See Him riding on to conquer; See a countless throng; Swell their ranks, and while they follow, Hear the mighty song. [Refrain] 3 See their armor, how it glitters In the morning light, While the powers of sin and darkness Tremble at the sight. [Refrain] 4 Every foe shall yet be vanquished, Strife and wrong shall cease; All the world shall own His scepter, Christ the Prince of Peace. [Refrain] Used With Tune: GUJARAT Text Sources: Songs of Triumph by John S. Inskip (Philadelphia: National Publications Association for Promotion of Holiness, 1882)
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Glory In The Highest

Author: Margaret Ford Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: Once the angels sang a carol Refrain First Line: Glory, glory in the highest Lyrics: 1 Once the angels sang a carol, Floating through the air, Telling of the infant Jesus, Sweet, and pure and fair. Refrain: Glory, glory in the highest, Peace on earth to men; As the angels sang that morning Sing we now again. 2 Once the shepherds, watching faithful, By their flocks at night, Saw a star whose holy radiance Made the whole world bright. [Refrain] 3 Once the wise men, traveling onward, From their homes afar, Found a Savior in a manger, Guided by a star. [Refrain] Used With Tune: PODBRDO
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I Obey

Author: Isabella G. Gould Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: Speak! Lord, for Thy servant heareth Refrain First Line: Go ye, in My name declaring Lyrics: 1 Speak! Lord, for Thy servant heareth, Gladly I obey; Go I forth as one that serveth, Girded thus alway. Refrain: "Go ye, in My name declaring, God, the only Good"; Wondrous love, its rich unfoldings, Scarcely understood! 2 As the Master, meek and lowly, Ministering to all, With a purpose high and holy, Heeding Jesus’ call. [Refrain] 3 In the silence waiting, listening, For the "still, small voice," Seeking only for its teaching, Thus will I rejoice. [Refrain] Used With Tune: I OBEY Text Sources: Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy (Jackson, Minn.: Pluma M. Brown, 1897)
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I've Been Longing That The Shadows

Author: Ellen M. Dyer Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: I’ve been longing that the shadows Lyrics: 1 I’ve been longing that the shadows All might pass away. Deeming not that I could send them Speeding on their way. Now, I bid you go, My children You whom I have made! Give your place to Heav’n-born treasures That can cast no shade. 2 What are these, my new-found blessings? Strength, and joy, and love; Peace and rest in simply doing The sweet will of God. All my longing, my repining, Lord, I yield to Thee. Lo! my sun is brightly shining, All my shadows flee! Used With Tune: I OBEY Text Sources: Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy (Jackson, Minn.: Pluma M. Brown, 1897)
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In The Fiery Furnace

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 4 hymnals First Line: Lo, the flames of fierce temptation Refrain First Line: Yes, the loved one walks in safety Lyrics: 1 Lo, the flames of fierce temptation Flash around the soul; ’Mid the fury of the passions, Hath the Lord control? Refrain: Yes, the loved one walks in safety, Walks, but not alone; Lo, a form, divine and comely, Shields from harm His own. 2 In the furnace of affliction, Bound by sorrow’s chain; Thro’ the crucible of suffering, Can the Lord sustain? [Refrain] 3 From the touch of worldly scorning, Shrinks the soul in fear; Thro’ the torture slow, consuming, Will the Lord appear? [Refrain] Used With Tune: ALANYA Text Sources: Precious Jewels by J. H. Leslie and R. B. Mahaffey (New York: C. M. Cady, 1878)
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Christ Was One A Little Baby

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 4 hymnals First Line: Christ was once a little baby Lyrics: 1 Christ was once a little baby, Just like you and me; Born in Bethl’hem of Judea, Far across the sea; No room for the little Jesus Could be found on earth: And a stable dark and dreary Was His place of birth. 2 Day by day this little Jesus Grew like you and me: Learned to lisp a prayer to Heaven At His mother’s knee; He was poor, but very happy, Happy in God’s love: Listening to His gentle guidance Coming from above. 3 This is still the same dear Jesus Of whose birth we sing; O! ’tis sweet to tell the story Of our newborn king; Who was once a little baby Just like you and me, Born in Bethl’hem of Judea Far across the sea. Used With Tune: BYDGOSZCZ Text Sources: Uplifted Voices by Adam Geibel and R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia: Adam Geibel Music company, 1901)
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Lead Thou Me

Author: Philip P. Bliss Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 4 hymnals First Line: Tho’ the way be sometimes dreary Lyrics: 1 Tho’ the way be sometimes dreary, Father, lead Thou me! Tho’ the heart be sometimes weary, Father, lead Thou me! Tho’ a host encamp before me, Fearless will I be! With Thy banner floating o’er me, Father, lead Thou me! 2 Thro’ the valley dark and lonely, Father, lead Thou me! Give me then Thy presence only, Father, lead Thou me! When I hear the billow roaring, Bid the shadows flee; Then my fainting soul restoring, Father, lead Thou me! 3 Sins oppose and fears alarm me: Father, lead Thou me! Led by Thee there’s naught can harm me: Father, lead Thou me! By Thy mighty power surrounded, Trusting all to Thee, Let me never be confounded: Father, lead Thou me! Used With Tune: ALMADEN Text Sources: Gospel Songs (Philadelphia: The American Baptist Publication Society)
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Lift Me Higher

Author: Mrs. C. L. Shacklock Meter: 8.5.8.5 D Appears in 5 hymnals First Line: Lift me higher, blessed Savior Refrain First Line: Higher, higher, lift me higher Lyrics: 1 Lift me higher, blessèd Savior, To the source of life, Where the living fountain floweth, Far from sin and strife. Refrain: Higher, higher, lift me higher, In the light above; From the depths of sin and sorrow, To the heights above. 2 Lift me higher, that, triumphant, I may sing and soar; In the calm of blest assurance, Keep me evermore. [Refrain] 3 Onward, onward, I am pressing To the mount of God; Lead me up the shining pathway That Thy feet have trod. [Refrain] Used With Tune: SURAT Text Sources: Songs of Free Grace by Daniel B. Towner (Cincinnati: Cranston & stonew, 1883)

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