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Hymn 15

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 8.8.8.8 Appears in 156 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:7 First Line: Let me but hear my Savior say Lyrics: Let me but hear my Savior say, "Strength shall be equal to thy day," Then I rejoice in deep distress, Leaning on all-sufficient grace. I glory in infirmity, That Christ's own power may rest on me: When I am weak, then am I strong, Grace is my shield, and Christ my song. I can do all things, or can bear All suff'rings, if my Lord be there; Sweet pleasures mingle with the pains, While his left hand my head sustains. But if the Lord be once withdrawn, And we attempt the work alone, When new temptations spring and rise, We find how great our weakness is. [So Samson, when his hair was lost, Met the Philistines to his cost; Shook his vain limbs with sad surprise, Made feeble fight, and lost his eyes.]
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How Firm a Foundation

Meter: 11.11.11.11 Appears in 1,999 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9 First Line: How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord Lyrics: 1 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled? 2 "Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God, and will still give thee aid; I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. 3 "When through the deep waters I call thee to go, the rivers of sorrow shall not overflow; for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 4 "When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply; the flame shall not hurt thee, I only design thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. 5 "The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake!" Topics: God Promises Used With Tune: FOUNDATION Text Sources: Rippon's Selection of Hymns, 1787, alt.
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Give Thanks

Author: Henry Smith, b. 1952 Appears in 33 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12 First Line: Give thanks with a grateful heart Topics: Thanksgving and Offering Used With Tune: [Give thanks with a grateful heart]
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Amazing Grace

Author: John Newton, 1725-1807; John Rees, fl. 1859 Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 1,362 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9 First Line: Amazing grace! How sweet the sound Lyrics: 1 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. 2 ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed! 3 The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures. 4 Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come; ’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home. 5 When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun. Used With Tune: NEW BRITAIN
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Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Appears in 99 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 First Line: I am weak, but Thou art strong Lyrics: 1 I am weak, but Thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong; I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to Thee. Chorus: Just a closer walk with Thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea, Daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be. 2 Thro' this world of toil and snares, If I falter, Lord, who cares? Who with me my burden shares? None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee. (Chorus) 3 When my feeble life is o’er, Time for me will be no more; Guide me gently, safely o’er To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore. (Chorus) Topics: Choir; Christ Comforter; Fellowship with God; Prayer Hymns of; Choir; Christ Comforter; Fellowship with God; Prayer Hymns of Used With Tune: [I am weak, but Thou art strong] Text Sources: Unknown
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Make Me a Captive, Lord

Author: George Matheson Meter: 6.6.8.6 Appears in 113 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Lyrics: 1 Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free; force me to render up my sword, and I shall conqueror be. 2 I sink in life's alarms when by myself I stand; imprison me within thine arms, and strong shall be my hand. 3 My will is not my own till thou hast made it thine; if it would reach a monarch's throne, it must its crown resign. 4 I only stand unbent amid the clashing strife when on thy bosom I have leaned and found in thee my life. Topics: Warfare, Spiritual; Will of God; Walk with God; Freedom; Pilgrimage & Conflct; Walk with God; Warfare, Spiritual; Will of God Used With Tune: ST. BRIDE
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Jesus, lover of my soul

Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Meter: 7.7.7.7 D Appears in 2,996 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9 Lyrics: 1 Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly, while the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high. Hide me, O my Saviour, hide, till the storm of life is past; safe into the haven guide, oh, receive my soul at last! 2 Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on thee; leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me. All my trust on thee is stayed, all my help from thee I bring; cover my defenceless head with the shadow of thy wing. 3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want; more than all in thee I find! Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, heal the sick, and lead the blind. Just and holy is thy name, I am all unrighteousness; false and full of sin I am, thou art full of truth and grace. 4 Plenteous grace with thee is found, grace to cover all my sin; let the healing streams abound, make and keep me pure within. Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of thee; spring thou up within my heart, rise to all eternity. Topics: Life in Christ Our Response to Christ - In Penitence; God in grace and mercy Used With Tune: ABERYSTWYTH
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Father, hear the prayer we offer

Author: Love Maria Willis (1824-1908) Meter: 8.7.8.7 Appears in 219 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Lyrics: 1 Father, hear the prayer we offer: not for ease that prayer shall be, but for strength that we may ever live our lives courageously. 2 Not for ever in green pastures do we ask our way to be; but the steep and rugged pathway may we tread rejoicingly. 3 Not for ever by still waters would we idly rest and stay; but would smite the living fountains from the rocks along our way. 4 Be our strength in hours of weakness, in our wanderings be our guide; through endeavour, failure, danger, Father, be thou at our side. Topics: The Living God Our Response to God - in mission and service; Pilgrimage Used With Tune: GOTT WILL'S MACHEN
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Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

Author: George Croly Meter: 10.10.10.10 Appears in 324 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9 Lyrics: 1 Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; wean it from earth, through all its pulses move; stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art, and make me love thee as I ought to love. 2 I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies, no sudden rending of the veil of clay, no angel visitant, no opening skies; but take the dimness of my soul away. 3 Hast thou not bid us love thee, God and King, all, all thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind? I see thy cross– there teach my heart to cling: O let me seek thee, and O let me find. 4 Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh; teach me the struggles of the soul to bear, to check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh; teach me the patience of unanswered prayer. 5 Teach me to love thee as thine angels love, one holy passion filling all my frame; the baptism of the heaven-descended Dove, my heart an altar, and thy love the flame. Used With Tune: MORECAMBE
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Jesus Paid It All

Author: Elvina M. Hall Appears in 763 hymnals Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9 First Line: I hear the Savior say Lyrics: 1 I hear the Savior say, “Thy strength indeed is small, Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all.” Chorus: Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow. 2 Lord, now indeed I find Thy pow’r, and Thine alone Can change the leper’s spots And melt the heart of stone. (Chorus) 3 For nothing good have I Whereby Thy grace to claim-- I’ll wash my garments white In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb. (Chorus) 4 And when before the throne I stand in Him complete, "Jesus died my soul to save," My lips shall still repeat. (Chorus) Topics: Christ Sacrifice; Christ Sacrifice Used With Tune: [I hear the Savior say]

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