Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #259: Afflicted Saint, To Christ Draw Near

Hymn #258 Hymn #260

The Christian

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259 (L.M.) John Fawcett

Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near,

The Saviour's gracious promise hear;

His faithful word declares to thee,

That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

Hymn #258 Hymn #260