Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.@James 1:22
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Daniel W. Whittle (1840-1901)

Daniel W. Whittle, 1880; appeared in Gospel Hymns No. 4‎, by Ira D. Sankey et al. (New York: John Church/Biglow & Main, 1881). Some hymnals give the author as El Nathan, one of Whittle’s pseudonyms.

St. Kjeld James McGranahan (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan (1840-1907)

Once more we come, God’s word to hear,
The word so pure and holy;
Now grant us, Lord, a listening ear,
A spirit meek and lowly;
For if we hear, and heed it not,

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We hear for condemnation;
For doers of the word, we’re taught,
Are heirs of Christ’s salvation.

The life of God is in the word;
And whosoe’er believeth
The record there of Christ the Lord
Eternal life receiveth;
But if we hear, believing not,

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The word of God, by faith received,
Imparts regeneration;
And he who hath in Christ believed,
Lives out a new creation;
But if we hear, and do it not,

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So when the word of God we hear,
Let us be humbly pleading
The Holy Ghost to give us light,
As we the word are heeding;
But if we hear, and feel it not,

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