For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.@1 Thessalonians 5:9
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Thomas U. Walter (1804–1887)

Thom­as U. Wal­ter, in The Bap­tist Harp (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Amer­i­can Bap­tist Publication Society, 1849), number 414.

Meribah Low­ell Ma­son, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Desponding soul, O cease thy woe;
Dry up thy tears; to Jesus go,
In faith’s appointed way;
Let not thy unbelieving fears
Still hold thee back—thy Savior hears—
From Him no longer stay.

No works of thine can e’er impart
A balm to heal thy wounded heart,
Or solid comfort give;
Turn, then, to Him who freely gave
His precious blood thy soul to save;
E’en now He bids thee live.

Helpless and lost, to Jesus fly!
His power and love are ever nigh
To those who seek His face;
Thy deepest guilt on Him was laid,
He bore thy sins, thy ransom paid;
O, haste to share His grace.