Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #291: I Find Myself Placed In A State Of Probation

Hymn #290 Hymn #292

The Christian

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I find myself placed in a state of probation,

Which God has commanded us well to improve,

And I am resolved to regard all His precepts,

And on in the way of obedience to move.

I know I must go on through great tribulation,

And many sore conflicts on evèry hand;

But grace will support me and comfort my spirit,

And I shall be able for ever to stand.

I'm called to contend with the powers of darkness,

And many sore conflicts I have to pass through;

O Jesus, be with me in evèry battle,

And help me my enemies all to subdue;

If Thou, gracious Lord, will only be with me,

To aid and direct me, then all will be right;

Apollỳon, with all his powerful forces,

In Thy name and strength I shall soon put to flight.

And when I must cross the cold river of Jordan,

I'll bid all my sorrows a final adieu,

And hasten away to the land of sweet Canaan,

Where, Christians, I hope I shall there meet with you.

That rest which my soul shall then joyfully enter,

Is perfectly glorious, and never shall end —

A rest of exemption from warfare and labor,

A rest in the bosom of Jesus, my Friend.

And more than exemption from fighting and hardship

My gracious Redeemer will grant unto me;

A portion of bliss He has promised to give me,

And true to that promise He surely will be.

Yes, I shall receive and shall always inherit

A happy reception and truly divine,

For which all the praises and glory, my Saviour,

Are due unto Thee, and shall ever be Thine.

Hymn #290 Hymn #292