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HEB. xii. 2. Looking unto JESUS, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

1 WEARY of struggling with my Pain,
2 Hopeless to burst my Nature's Chain,
3 Hardly I give the Contest o'er,
4 I seek to free myself no more.
5 From my own Works at last I cease,
6 GOD that creates must seal my Peace;
7 Fruitless my Toil and Vain my Care,
8 And all my Fitness is Despair.
9 LORD, I despair myself to heal,
10 I see my Sin, but cannot feel:
11 I cannot, till thy Spirit blow,
12 And bid th' Obedient Waters flow.
13 'Tis Thine a Heart of Flesh to give,
14 Thy Gifts I only can receive:
15 Here then to Thee I all resign,
16 To draw, redeem, and seal is Thine.
17 With simple Faith, to Thee I call.
18 My Light, my Life, my LORD, my All:
19 I wait the Moving of the Pool;
20 I wait the Word that speaks me Whole.
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21 Speak gracious Lord, my Sickness cure,
22 Make my infected Nature pure;
23 Peace, Righteousness and Joy impart,
24 And pour Thyself into my Heart.


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Title (in Source Edition): HEB. xii. 2. Looking unto JESUS, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.
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Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788. Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 91-92. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)

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