Watch ye, stand fast in the faith.@1 Corinthians 16:13

Henry F. Colby, 1876.

Colby W. Howard Doane ( pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

My sin is great, my strength is weak,
My path beset with snares;
But Thou, O Christ, hast died for me,
And Thou wilt hear my prayers.

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To Thee, to Thee, the Crucified,
The sinner’s only plea,
Relying on Thy promised grace,
My faith still clings to Thee.

The world is dark without Thee, Lord,
I turn me from its strife
To find Thy love a sweet relief;
Thou art the light of life.

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Temptations lure and fears assail
My frail, inconstant heart;
But precious are Thy promises,
And they new strength impart.

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Unfold Thy precepts to my mind,
And cleanse my blinded eyes;
Grant me to work for Thee on earth,
Then praise Thee in the skies.

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