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My Jesus, while in mortal Flesh

Living while in the Flesh, by Faith in CHRIST, who loved us, &c. Galat. ii. 20.

Poet: Philip Doddridge, 1755
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
My Jesus, while in mortal Flesh
I hold my frail Abode,
Still would my Spirit rest on Thee,
Its Saviour, and its God.

Sharpsburg 39b, Stanza 1

By hourly Faith in Thee I live,
íMidst all my Griefs and Snares;
And Death, encounteríd in thy Sight,
No Form of Horror wears.

Yes, Thou hast lovíd this sinful Worm,
Hast givín Thyself for me;
Hast brought me from eternal Death,
Nailíd to the bloody Tree.

On thy dear Cross I fix mine Eyes,
Then raise them to thy Seat;
Till Love dissolves my inmost Soul,
At its Redeemerís Feet.

Sharpsburg 39b, Stanza 2

Be dead, my Heart, to worldly Charms;
Be dead to evíry Sin;
And tell the boldest Foes without,
That Jesus reigns within.

Sharpsburg 39b, Stanza 3

My Life with his connected stands,
Nor asks a surer Ground;
He keeps me in his gracious Arms,
Where Heavín itself is found.

Orton, Job. Hymns, Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures by the Late Reverend P. Doddridge, D.D.. Third Edition. London: Printed by Assignment from the Authorís Widow: For J. Buckland, et al, 1766.