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Breast the Wave, ChristianJoseph Stammers (1801-1885)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
022FortitudeWilliam C. Filby (1836-1913)5.5.5.5.6.5.6.5.

1Breast the wave, Christian,
When it is strongest;
Watch for day, Christian,
When the night’s longest;
Onward and onward still,
Be thine endeavor;
The rest that remaineth,
Will be forever.
2Fight the fight, Christian,
Jesus is o’er thee;
Run the race, Christian,
Heaven is before thee;
He Who hath promisèd
Faltereth never:
He Who hath loved so well,
Loveth forever.
3Lift thine eye, Christian,
Just as it closeth;
Raise thy heart, Christian,
Ere it reposeth;
Thee from the love of Christ
Nothing shall sever;
And, when thy work is done,
Praise Him forever. Amen.
Exodus29:26And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy part.
Matthew14:27But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
1 Timothy6:12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

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