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How Happy Is the Pilgrim's Lot

Author: John Wesley Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 181 hymnals Lyrics: 1. How happy is the pilgrim’s lot! How free from every anxious thought, From worldly hope and fear! Confined to neither court nor cell, His soul disdains on earth to dwell, He only sojourns here. 2. This happiness in part is mine, Already saved from self design, From every creature love; Blest with the scorn of finite good, My soul is lightened of its load, And seeks the things above. 3. The things eternal I pursue, A happiness beyond the view Of those that basely pant For things by nature felt and seen; Their honors, wealth, and pleasures mean I neither have nor want. 4. I have no sharer of my heart, To rob my Savior of a part, And desecrate the whole; Only betrothed to Christ am I, And wait His coming from the sky, To wed my happy soul. 5. I have no babes to hold me here; But children more securely dear For mine I humbly claim, Better than daughters or than sons, Temples divine of living stones, Inscribed with Jesus’ name. 6. No foot of land do I possess, No cottage in this wilderness, A poor wayfaring man, I lodge awhile in tents below; Or gladly wander to and fro, Till I my Canaan gain. 7. Nothing on earth I call my own; A stranger, to the world unknown, I all their goods despise; I trample on their whole delight, And seek a country out of sight, A country in the skies. 8. There is my house and portion fair, My treasure and my heart are there. And my abiding home; For me my elder brethren stay, And angels beckon me away, And Jesus bids me come. 9. I come, Thy servant, Lord, replies, I come to meet Thee in the skies, And claim my heavenly rest; Now let the pilgrim’s journey end, Now, O my Savior, brother, friend. Receive me to Thy breast! Used With Tune: HABAKKUK Text Sources: Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus, 1747

Be it my only wisdom here

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88 Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 154 hymnals Topics: The Christian Life Service and Influence Used With Tune: GROSVENOR
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His Matchless Worth

Author: Samuel Medley, 1738-1799 Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 741 hymnals First Line: O could I speak the matchless worth Topics: Hymns of Worship Christ; Praise Used With Tune: ARIEL

Come On, My Partners in Distress

Author: Charles Wesley Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 239 hymnals Lyrics: 1. Come on, my partners in distress, My comrades through the wilderness, Who still your bodies feel; Awhile forget your griefs and fears, And look beyond the vale of tears, To that celestial hill. 2. Beyond the bounds of time and space, Look forward to that happy place, The saints’ secure abode; On faith’s strong eagle pinions rise, And force your passage to the skies, And scale the mount of God. 3. See where the Lamb in glory stands, Encircled with His radiant bands, And join the angelic powers. For all that height of glorious bliss, Our everlasting portion is, And all that Heaven is ours. 4. Who suffer with our Master here, We shall before His face appear And by His side sit down; To patient faith the prize is sure, And all that to the end endure The cross, shall wear the crown. 5. Thrice blessèd, bliss-inspiring hope! It lifts the fainting spirits up, It brings to life the dead; Our conflicts here shall soon be past, And you and I ascend at last, Triumphant with our Head. 6. That great mysterious Deity We soon with open face shall see; The beatific sight Shall fill the heavenly courts with praise, And wide diffuse the golden blaze Of everlasting light. 7. The Father shining on His throne, The glorious co-eternal Son, The Spirit one and seven, Conspire our rapture to complete; And lo! we fall before His feet, And silence heightens Heaven. 8. In hope of that ecstatic pause, Jesus, we now sustain Thy cross, And at Thy footstool fall, ’Till Thou our hidden life reveal, ’Till Thou our ravished spirits fill, And God is all in all. Used With Tune: HABAKKUK Text Sources: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749
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O Lord, Be Thou My Helper True

Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 6 hymnals Lyrics: 1 O Lord, be thou my helper true, for just and godly men are few; the faithful who can find? From truth and wisdom men depart, with flattering lips and double heart they speak their evil mind. 2 The lips that speak, the truth to hide, the tongues of arrogance and pride, that boastful words employ, false-speaking tongues that boast their might, that own no law, that know no right, Jehovah will destroy. 3 Because the poor are sore oppressed, because the needy are distressed, and bitter are their cries, the Lord will be their helper strong; to save them from contempt and wrong Jehovah will arise. 4 Jehovah's promises are sure, his words are true, his words are pure as silver from the flame. Though base men walk on ev'ry side, his saints are safe, whate'er betide, protected by his name. Topics: God His Justice; God Faithfulness of; Protection Scripture: Psalm 12 Used With Tune: COLWYN BAY Text Sources: The Psalter, 1912

Lord God, by whom all change is wrought

Author: Thomas Hornblower Gill, 1819-1906 Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 16 hymnals Topics: God In Creation and Providence Used With Tune: KINGSTON

How Precious, Lord, Thy Sacred Word

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 20 hymnals Lyrics: 1. How precious, Lord, Thy sacred Word, What light and joy those leaves afford To souls in deep distress! Thy precepts guide our doubtful way, Thy fear forbids our feet to stray, Thy promise leads to rest. 2. Thy threat’nings wake our slum’bring eyes, And warn us where our danger lies; But ’tis Thy Gospel, Lord, That makes the guilty conscience clean, Converts the soul, and conquers sin, And gives a free reward. Used With Tune: HIGHTON Text Sources: The Psalms of David, 1719 (originally, "I Love the Volumes of Thy Word"); Appeared in altered form in Carmina Sacra, (Boston, Massachusetts: J. H. Wilkins & R. B. Carter, 1844), p. 84


Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 33 hymnals First Line: Arise and hail the sacred day Used With Tune: MARIETTA
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To Him Who for our sins was slain

Author: Arthur Tozer Russell Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 57 hymnals Topics: Praise to Christ
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The Tribes of the Southwest

Author: Rev. L. P. Brink Meter: 8.8.6 D Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: The Wallapai, the Navaho Lyrics: 1. The Wallapai, the Navaho, The Pima and the Papao, Have heard of Christ the Lord; Yea, Hopies and Mohaves too, And Maricopas, not a few, Give heed unto His Word. 2. The Yumas in their southern land, Apaches strong, a warlike band, His loving voice have heard; The Zunies in the village brown, Lagunas in their ancient town, Were by His message stirred. 3. The Utes, who in the Rockies dwell, And Jicarillas also, tell Of His redeeming grace; While Mescaleroes, 'way down south, Have heard the message of His mouth, Have seen His shining face. 4. But all along the Rio Grande The towns of many Puebloes stand Who have not heard His voice; O, who will bring that message true To Taos and to Isleta too, And make their hearts rejoice? 5. Who'll enter in where gates are barred, Where human hearts are seared and scarred By superstition's pow'r? O Lord, these fettered doors unclose, Cast down what doth Thy Word oppose, Dear Savior, speed the hour. Topics: The Church; Means of Grace Missions Used With Tune: [The Wallapai, the Navaho]


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