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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 My God, How Many Are My Fears! *puritan hymn

[b]My God, How Many Are My Fears![/b]

My God how ma-ny are my fears!
How fast my foes in-crease!
Con-spi-ring my e-ter-nal death,
They break my pre-sent peace.
The ly-ing temp-ter would per-suade
There's no re-lief in heaven;
And all my swell-ing sins ap-pear
Too big to be for-given.

But Thou, my glo-ry and my strength,
Shalt on the temp-ter tread,
Shalt si-lence all my threat-ening guilt,
And raise my droop-ing head.

I cried, and from His ho-ly hill
He bowed a listen-ing ear,
I called my Fa-ther, and my God,
And He sub-dued my fear.

He shed soft slum-bers on mine eyes,
In spite of all my foes;
I woke, and won-dered at the grace
That guard-ed my re-pose.

What though the hosts of death and hell
All armed a-gainst me stood,
Ter-rors no more shall shake my soul,
My ref-uge is my God.

A-rise, O Lord, ful-fill Thy grace,
While I Thy glo-ry sing:
My God hath broke the ser-pent's teeth,
And death hath lost its sting.

Sal-va-tion to the Lord be-longs,
His arm a-lone can save:
Bles-sings at-tend Thy peo-ple here,
And reach be-yond the grave.

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