187. O Jesus, Gracious Saviour

7,6.
by J.G. Deck
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O Jesus, gracious Saviour,
 
Upon the Father's throne—
 
Whose wondrous love and favor
 
Have made our cause Thine own;
 
Thy people to Thee ever
 
For grace and help repair,
 
For Thou, they know, wilt never
 
Refuse their griefs to share.
Revelation 3:21; Hebrews 4:15-16
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O Lord, through tribulation
 
Our pilgrim-journey lies,
 
Through scorn and sore temptation,
 
And watchful enemies;
 
Midst never-ceasing dangers
 
We through the desert roam;
 
As pilgrims here and strangers
 
We seek the rest to come.
John 16:33; 1 Peter 1:6; Psalm 56:1-2; Psalm 63:1; 1 Peter 2:11; Hebrews 4:9
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O Lord, Thou too once hasted
 
This weary desert through,
 
Once fully tried and tasted
 
Its bitterness and woe;
 
And hence Thy heart is tender
 
In truest sympathy,
 
Though now the heavens render
 
All praise to Thee on high.
Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15
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Oh by Thy Holy Spirit
 
Reveal in us Thy love,
 
The joy we shall inherit
 
With Thee, our Head above;
 
May all this consolation
 
Our trembling hearts sustain—
 
Sure—though through tribulation—
 
The promised rest to gain.
1 John 4:12-13; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:15; Acts 14:22
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Revelation 3:21)
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.” (1 Peter 1:6)
“<<To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.>> Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.” (Psalm 56:1-2)
“<<A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” (Psalm 63:1)
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” (1 Peter 2:11)
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” (Hebrews 4:9)
“For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18)
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
“No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.” (1 John 4:12-13)
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:10)
“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church. Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Ephesians 1:22-23)
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15)
“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22)