The Believer Christ's Property

And is it yet, dear Lord, a doubt

Author: Robert Cruttenden
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 And is it yet dear Lord, a doubt,
If in my breast thou righ'st alone
O find the lurking rival out
And drag the traitor from the throne.

2 Would earth's delusive trifling charms
Assume a pow'r above thy name?
Stab each usurper in my arms,
And vindicate thy rightful claim.

3 By purchase, duty, ev'ry tie,
Yea choice itself, Lord, Ia m thine;
Maintain ty right, or let me die,
Ere from thy love my soul decline.

4 In my unsteady heart wou'd rove
IAnd well thou know'st its treach'rous frame,)
If ought below, or ought above,
Wou'd share or quenceh the sacred flame;

5 Chase the curs'd object from my soul,
Thence, thence the twining mischief tear;
Reign thou the sovereign of the whole
Be LORD of ev'ry motion there.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCLIX

Author: Robert Cruttenden

Cruttenden, Robert, born cir. 1691, died cir. 1764. He was educated for the ministry among the Dissenters, and when a young man frequently preached for his uncle, the Rev. Mr. Bragg. But finding that he did not really believe in the Evangelical doctrines, he gave up the ministry, and betook himself to trade, in which for a number of years he was successful. In his 52nd year, having retired from business, he was living near to Whitefield's Tabernacle, when, his attention being excited by what he heard concerning the preaching there, a strong impulse seized him to go and hear for himself. The result was his conversion through the ministry of John Cennick. Twelve months later he joined a Congregational Church, of which he continued a member un… Go to person page >

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First Line: And is it yet, dear Lord, a doubt
Title: The Believer Christ's Property
Author: Robert Cruttenden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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