Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near

Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near

Author: John Fawcett
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1 Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near,
The Savior's gracious promise hear;
His faithful word declares to thee,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

2 Let not thy heart despond and say,
"How shall I stand the trying day?"
he has engaged by firm decree,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

3 Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong;
And though the conflict should be long,
Thy Lord will make the tempter flee;
for as thy days, thy strength shall be.

4 Should persecution rage and flame,
Still trust in thy Redeemer's name;
In fiery trials thou shalt see,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be,

5 When called to bear the weighty cross,
Of sore affliction, pain or loss,
Or deep distress, or poverty,
Still as thy days, thy strength shall be.

6 When ghastly death appears in view,
Christ's presence shall thy fears subdue;
he comes to set thy spirit free,
And as thy days, thy strength shall be.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

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First Line: Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near
Author: John Fawcett
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #243
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The Cyber Hymnal #243TextScoreAudio
The Harmonia Sacra: a compilation of genuine church music : comprising a great variety of metres, harmonized for four voices : together with a copious explication of the principles ...(25th ed.) #55A
The Willard Hymnary #20b
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