If God be for us, who can be against us?@Romans 8:31

James McGranahan, Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Cincinnati, Ohio/New York/Chicago, Illinois: John Church/Biglow & Main, 1887), number 9 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan (1840-1907)

Rejoice in the Lord, O let His mercy cheer,
He sunders the bands that enthrall;
Redeemed by His blood, why should we ever fear,
Since Jesus is our all in all?

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If God be for us, if God be for us,
If God be for us, who can be against us,
Who, who, who,
Who can be against us, against us?

Be strong in the Lord, rejoicing in His might,
Be loyal and true, day by day;
When evils assail, be valiant for the right,
And He will be our strength, our stay.

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Confide in His Word, His promises so sure,
In Christ, they are yea, and amen;
Tho’ earth pass away, they ever shall endure,
’Tis written o’er and o’er again.

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Abide in the Lord, secure in His control,
’Tis life everlasting begun;
To pluck from His hand the weakest, trembling soul,
It never, never can be done.

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