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ABRAHAM, when severely tried,

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      L.M.
      1 ABRAHAM, when severely tried,
      His faith by his obedience showed,
      He with the harsh command complied,
      And gave his Isaac back to God.

      2 His son the father offered np,
      Son of his age, his only son,
      Object of all his joy and hope,
      And less beloved than God alone.

      3 O for a faith like his, that we
      The bright example may pursue!
      May gladly give up all to thee,
      To whom our more than all is due.

      4 Now, Lord, to thee our all we leave,
      Our willing soul thy call obeys;
      Pleasure, and wealth, and fame we give,
      Freedom, and life to win thy grace.

      5 Is there a thing than life more dear?
      A thing from which we cannot part?
      We can; we now rejoice to tear
      The idol from our bleeding heart.

      6 Jesus, accept our sacrifice;
      All things for thee we count but loss,
      Lo! at thy word our Isaac dies,
      Dies on the altar of thy cross.

      7 For what to thee, O Lord, we give,
      A hundred-fold we here obtain;
      And soon with thee shall all receive,
      And loss shall be eternal gain.

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