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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889087
We May Not Climb the Heavenly SteepsJohn G. Whittier (1807-1892)

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087EdgwareAnonymousCommon Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down,
In vain we search the lowest deeps
For Him Who fills heaven’s throne.
2But to the contrite spirit yet
A present help is He:
And faith has yet its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.
3The healing of him seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch Him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.
4Through Him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame;
The last low whispers of the dead
Are tender with His name.
5O Lord and Savior of us all!
Whate’er our name or sign;
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call;
And form our lives by Thine.
6We faintly hear, we dimly see,
In differing phrase we pray;
But, dim or clear, we own in Thee,
The Life, the Truth, the Way.
Psalm46:1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Matthew9:20And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
Mark5:27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Luke8:44Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
John14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Romans10:6,76 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
Romans10:6-86 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
1 Peter1:8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

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