309. Jesus! Before Thy Face We Fall

L.M.
by C. Medley
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Jesus! before Thy face we fall,
 
Our Lord, our life, our hope, our all;
 
For we have nowhere else to flee;
 
No Sanctuary, Lord, but Thee.
Isaiah 8:14; Colossians 1:27; Ephesians 3:11; Colossians 3:11; Colossians 3:4; John 6:68; Isaiah 8:14
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In Thee we every glory view,
 
Of safety, strength, and beauty too;
 
'Tis all our rest and peace to see
 
Our Sanctuary, Lord, in Thee.
Psalm 4:8; Psalm 18:1; Psalm 27:4
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Whatever foes or fears betide,
 
In Thy blest presence let us hide;
 
And while we rest our souls on Thee,
 
Thou shalt our Sanctuary be.
Psalm 31:20
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Through time, with all its changing scenes,
 
And all the grief that intervenes,
 
Let this support each fainting heart,
 
That Thou our Sanctuary art.
1 Corinthians 7:31; Psalm 31:10; Hebrews 12:3
“And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 8:14)
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)
“According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:11)
“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11)
“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4)
“Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)
“And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 8:14)
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8)
“<<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,>> I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.” (Psalm 18:1)
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)
“Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.” (Psalm 31:20)
“And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.” (1 Corinthians 7:31)
“For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.” (Psalm 31:10)
“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” (Hebrews 12:3)