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He lives! the great Redeemer lives!
What joy the blest assurance gives!
And now, before His Father, God,
Pleads the full merit of His blood,
Pleads the full merit of His blood.

Repeated crimes awake our fears,
And justice armed with frowns appears,
But in the Savior’s lovely face
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace,
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace.

In every dark, distressful hour,
When sin and Satan join their power,
Let this dear hope repel the dart,
That Jesus bears us on His heart,
That Jesus bears us on His heart.

Great Advocate, almighty Friend!
On Him our humble hopes depend;
Our cause can never, never fail,
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail,
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail.

Anne Steele died this date, 11/11/1778, at Broughton, Hamp­shire, Eng­land – the same town in which she was born in May of 1716.  She was a daughter of a timber merchant who served as an unsalaried Baptist minister.  Anne’s works include hymns, psalms, and poems.  Among her many hymns are “Enslaved by Sin and Bound in Chains,” “The Savior Calls; Let Every Ear” and “To Our Redeemer’s Glorious Name.”

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