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Hymn 137

John Newton



Rev 2:11

The message first to Smyrna sent,

A message full of grace;

To all the Savior’s flock is meant,

In every age and place.

Thus to his church, his chosen bride,

Saith the great First and Last;

“Who ever lives, though once he died,

Hold thy profession fast.

Thy works and sorrows well I know,.

Performed and borne for me;

Poor though thou art, despised and low,

Yet who is rich like thee?

I know thy foes, and what they say,

How long they have blasphemed;

The synagogue of Satan, they,

Though they would Jews be deemed.

Though Satan for a season rage,

And prisons be your lot;

l am your friend, and I engage

You shall not be forgot.

Be faithful unto death, nor fear

A few short days of strife;

171 Behold! the prize you soon shall wear,

A crown of endless life!”

Hear what the holy Spirit saith

Of all who overcome;

“They shall escape the second death,

The sinner’s aweful doom!”

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