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THE S AVIOU R.
I.He turns Water into Wine, .. 9
I. He Heals the Nobleman's Son, 12
III. The Leper Healed, . .. 16
IV. The Impotent Man Healed, 17.
V. The Demoniac Cured, . .21
VI. The Widow's Son Raised, .. 25
VII. Peter's Mother Healed, . 1
VIII. The Centurion's Servant Healed, 33 .
IX. He ahnsm the Tempest, ,36
X. He Casts out Devils, . 39
XI. Restores the Blind to Sight, . 43
XII. Restores the Ruler's Daughter to Life, 46
XIII. Raises Lazarus, .. .. .. 48
XIV. Heals the Withered Hand, 54
THE SA VI OUR. .
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HE TURNS WATER INTO WINE. .
IN Cana, once, of Gailee,
There was a marriage feast;
And with the family and friends
The Saviour was a guest.
Some think this wedding feast was made
By the disciple John;
But whether this is true or not,
Is not for certain known.
The'Saviour here in Miracle
First showed His power Divine;
His mother came to Him and said,
"The governor has no .winp."
But Jesus turning to her, said,
Woman, 'tis not my hour
To show by working miracles,
The greatness of my power."
Which simply means, that He Himself
The need and time did know;
She therefore to the servants said,
'" Whate'er He bids you, do."
Now there wer. set six water pots;
He to the servants said,
"Fill them with water to the brim;"
And they at once obey'd.
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The Saviour then did meekly show
iHis wondrous power Divine.;
EIe said, "Now draw the water off:'
And lo 'tis changed to wine
They took it to the governor,
And when he drank t)he same;
He went- and called the bridegroom forth,
And ask'd him,. whence it came?
And said, "All other men, at feasts,
Set forth at first good wine,
But thou, the best wine hast kept -back
Until the last of thine."
They knew not that their aest had worked
A miracle Divine,
And one that
STurn'd water into wine!
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HE HEALS THEf NOBLEMAN'S RON.
HE came again to Galilee,
Where He with power Divine
-To grace the "marriage feast, had turned
The water into wine.
There came a certain nobleman,
His heart was fil'd with gloom;
With anxious voice and tearful eye,
He pray'd the Saviour come, .
And heal hib son, his only son;
And piteously did cry,
"O! come at once, for even now,
He's at the point to die."
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But Jesius turning to him, said,
"-Except ye do receive
Great signs and wonders through
Ye will not me .believe.'
The nobleman would have Him come,.
To save his child from death;
But Jesus, by His mighty power,
Could heal him- with a breathl
" Go. on thy way," the Saviour said,
"And find thy son doth live;"
He saw the Saviour's earenestness,
And did His words believe.
And as he was returning hpme,
His servants did him meet,
And. with the words, Your son doth live."
They did their master. greet.
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"Your son doth live," they said; then he
Of them inquired, the hour
.When first his son began to mend;
Their answer proved the power
Of Jesus; for it was the time
He said, Thy son .doth live;"
Then. all his house with one accord
Did on, the Lord believe.
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THE LEPER HEALED,
THERE came to Christ a alper poor,
With suppliant look and mien;
And said, "Lord, if Thou wilt, I know,
That Thou canst make me clean.'
Now all who had the leprosy,
Were driven out from men;
And in their lives they could not hope
To be made whole again.
This man' had faith in Jesus' power
To heal him, if He would,
He therefore kneeling down, besougbt
That he might be restored.
And Jesus, with compassion moved,
Put forth His power, unseen,
He touched the man, and sweetly said,
"Iwill, now be. thou clean."
Soon as the Saviour spake the word,
The leprous man was heal'd,
And thus again the Prince of Life,
His gracious power revealed.
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THE IMPOTENT MAN HEALED.
NOW there was at Jerusalem,
A very noted pool,
Where multitudes, of sick did go,
That they might be made whole.
An angel to this pool came down,
And at a certain hour,
Would move the waters with his touch,-
And give them .healing power.
And after that, whoever first
Stepp'd down into the pool,.
Whatever malady he had,
Was instantly made whole.
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Now at Jerusalem, the Jews
Did keep a solemn feast,
And many multitudes there came,
And Jesus was a guest.
He, passing down beside the pool,
Beheld- a man in tears,
Who had endured infirmity
For eight and thirty years.
And Jesus turning to him, said,
"Wilt thou not be made whole?"
He answered, "-Yes, but I cannot
Step down into the pool.
"My strength is almost gone, and when
The angel from above
Comes down with wondrous power -to make
The healing waters move,
Q9' T 4SAVIotJR.
"Another one who has more strength
SGets down and steppeth in,
And is made whole; such strength as this
I cannot hope to gain."
Then Jesus, with compassion moved,
Without much further talk,
He said unto the man, "Arise,
Take up thy bed and walk."
The man arose and took his bed,
.And homeward went his way;
The envious Jews did loud complain,
For 'twas the Sabbath day.
The Jews right glad to find some fault;
Unto the healed man sai4,
"This is the Sabbath -day, and you
Should carry not your bed.".
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The man replied, "The same who made
Me whole, said unto me,
"Arise, take up thy bed and walk;'"
They ask'd him, "Who is he?"
He knew not that 'twas Christ the Lord,
This miracle had wrought,
He therefore could not answer them;
The Jews they found Him not.
But in the Temple Jesus found,
The man He did restore;
And said to him, "Thou art made whole,
See that thou sin nd more."
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THE DEMONIAC CURED.
THE Saviour, when to earth he came,
Was met by many foes;
And as He went from place to place,
They did His way oppose.
Not only men with wicked hearts,
But devils did give vent.
To all their wicked malice too,
And all their fury spent.
And devils sometimes, to resist'
The work of Christ the Lord,
Would dwell in men, and rule their lives;
So says the blessed Word.
But Jesus showed His wondrous power,
To all to whom He came;
And wicked men were fill'd with dread,
And devils fear'd His name.
The Saviour .at Capernaum,
Met with a man, 'tis said,
When he was in the synagogue,
And he a devil had.
The unclean spirit cried aloud,
And said, "Let us alone,
What have we.now to do with Thee,'
Thou art the Holy One."
The devils knew the sovereign power
Of Christ, the Son of God,
They knew He came on earth to save
The people by His word.
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They knew that He would exercise
His wondrous strength to bruise
Their head, and thus destroy their power;
And all their bonds unloose.
They therefore cried aloud with dread,
And with amazing fear;,
For when they saw the Holy One,
They knew their doom was. near.
-And so this evil spirit cried,
To see the Son of God;
But Jesus with authority -
Rebuked him with His word.
Come out of him, and hold your peace, -
And forth the spirit came,
And all the people stood amazed,
.That devils feared His name.
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And soon the Saviour's fame went fort;.
And spread to all abroad;
In all the regions round 'twas told,
"This is the Son of God."
oi of the WideW of Nata raised.
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THE WIDOW'S SON RAISED.
OUR blessed Lord to all appeared
In mercy from above,
His heart. was full of tenderness,
His words were full of love.
He reached His hand to help the weak,
He heard the mourner's sigh;
He cheered the sorrowing heart, and wiped
The tear from every eye.
He smoothed the rugged path 6f pain,
And banish'd earthly care;
And always gave an answer to
The humble, feeble prayer. \
And where the bending form of grief
Moved painfully along,
He spake such words of love and power,
As turned the grief to song.
And where the hot and frequent tears
Did eyes and cheeks beguile,
He whisper'd words of strangest charm,
That tears gave place' to smiles.
HEasuffer'd that we might be blest,
His tears make us rejoice,
In all our sadness, still we hear
The music of that voice,
That pierced the dull, cold ear of death,
And made the sleepers wake
That,.voice that did the bands of gloom
With glorious power break.
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The. Saviour once went into Nain,
But paused out at the gate;
.He saw a funeral train pass out,
He bade the bearers wait.
Along there came a widow poor,
Her form was bent with grief,
Her tears flow'd fast, her -broken heart
Could find no sure relief.
She paused, because the train had paused,
The passage to the grave
Was stopped; she knew not 'twas by one
Who had the power to save.
"My son, my son, my only sonl!"
She sobb'd aloud and cried;
"My joy, my only joy, my life,
01 would thou hadst not died.
"But bear him onward to the tomb,
I'll lay him lowly there,
And then return in sadness bound
To spend my days in prayer."
The Saviour heard her sad complaint,
And .did with pity move;
He came to her with tenderness,
And spake sweet words of love.
It was a scene that well might make
The stoutest heart turn mild;
To see a widow'd mother mourn
To lose her only child.
The blessed Saviour's heart then felt
Her soul's severest pain;
His power .was ready to restore
Her son to life again.
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"0I wherefore dost thou weep?" Ue said,
The Lord has mercy yet i
He never will forsake His child,
Nor all His love forget."
She heard His voice of lovely tone,
So gracious, sweet and- mild,
She raised .her eyes to gaze on Him,
And through her tears she smiled.
The Saviour then moved towards the bier,
On Him she fix'd her eyes;
He touched the bier, and loudly cried,
"Young man, I say, arise."
And straight he rose, as if from sleep;
His pulse returned again;
His cheeks were healthy, and the blood
Did flow through every vein.
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He spake to all who round him stood;
His mother did embrace
Him in her arms, and loud rejoiced,
And praised the Saviour's grace.
They home returned, together lived
In bonds of sacred peace;
The Saviour on His way did go,
Some weary one to bless.
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PETER'S MOTH A L-f HEALED.
HOW kind the blessed Saviour looked
On all, where'er He went;
And all His toilsome life on earth,
In doing good was spent.
In. every way, at every home,
He show'd His heavenly skill,
And healed the suffering ones He met,
By His, most gracious will.
He went to Simon Peter's house,
And saw his mother lay
Sick, with a fever, and with pain;
He bade it all away!
He took her gently by the hand,
While love beam'd in His eyes,
And with a voice of melody,
He said to her, "Arise."
At once the fever left her, and
Her.health with vigour came,
She rose with strength, and cheerful heart,
And minister'd to them.
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THE CENTURION'S SERVANT HEALED.
WHEN Christ was in Capernaum,
There came a man of state,
Who in the Saviour had much faith,
Though he was very great:
And said to Christ, "If thou to hear
My feeble words will deign,
My servant lieth very ill
With palsy and with pain."
The Saviour lovingly replied,
"To heal him I will come;"
He answered, "Lord, I am not meet
To take you to my home.
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"For though I have authority,
And send this one'away,
. And bid another come to me,
And they in all obey,
"Yet I am bit a servant too,
And thou art Christ the Lord;
To heal my servant do not come,
But only speak the word."
Then Jesus said to those around,
With wonder in His breath,
"i have not found in Israel,
As much as this man's faith."
Then to the great centurion turned,
And said, "Thou hast believed,
Go on thy way, for all thy prayer,
Thou hast at once received."
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He found his servant had been heal'd
E'en in the self-same hour,
That Jesus spake with love and grace,
And with such sovereign power.
HE CALMS THE TEMPEST.
ONCE on the sea of Galilee,
The Saviour in a.ship,
With His disciples, fatigued with toil,
Had laid Him down to sleep.
But He who slept within the ship
Was not like other men:
His power did rule in Heaven above,
And o'er the earth did reign.
But while at sea, a storm arose,
The waves rose very high;
lhe ship was toss'd about by winds,
A And mounted toward the sky,
Christ Stilling the Tempest,
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And sunk again into the deep,
As if to perish there;
The poor disciples cried aloud,
And gave up to despair.
They came to Christ with dread alarm,
And woke Him from His sleep;
And cried, "Lord, save us, ere -we fail,
And sink into the deep."
He said to them, "Why do ye fear,
What though the tempest raves,
Have ye not faith, that I can still
S.t.he winds and calm the waves?"
He stretch'd His hand out o'er the sea:
The winds and waves were still,
As when an infant slumbers sweet; ,
Obedient to His will!
The men who in the vessel strove,
Were heard, with fear to say,
"We never saw such man as this,
Whom winds .and waves obey."
How wondrous great, are all the works,
What great humility---
Of Him who children loved, and said,
"01 let them come to me."
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HE CASTS OUT DEVILS.
HE came unto the Gergesenes,
Out on the other side
Of Galilee, the sea on which
His 'ship was tempest tried.
There came to Him two men, whose looks
Were fierce, whose eyes did glare;
Who cut their flesh, who gnash'd their teeth,
Who raved, and tore their hair.
No man could pass along that way,
So deadly was their rage;
They were worse madmen far than those
We see in lonesome cage.
These men could not be bound with chains,
Nor be confined in rooms,
They therefore tore away from men,
And lived among the tombs.
These two men, many devils had,
Of them, they were possessed,
And these, with wicked malice great,
Deprived the men of rest.
They saw the Saviour from afar,
They fear'd His dreadful power
To scourge their sin, and cast them out,
And bring them to their hour.
They knew that He would break the charm,
That they held over men;
And crush their power to do men harm,
Anddrive them back again,
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To regions doleful, dark and dreary,
Where none but devils dwell;
To be forever wrapped in pain,
The dreadful pain of hell.
Now Jesus saw these sons of men,
Tormented thus with ill,
He therefore cast the devils out
By His most sovereign will.
He cast them out, a multitude
SOf devils from two men;
And they who were tormented long
Had calm and rest again.
The devils went into some swine,
And they ran violently,
All down a steep place where they fed,
And perished in the sea.
The owners of the swine came out,
And hearing what was done,
Besought the Saviour that He would
Far from their coasts begone.
0! who would bid the Saviour go,
And from them hence depart?
The loving Saviour, good and mild,
Of sweet and tender heart.
01 children come to Him, nor bid
Him cease your souls to love;
But walk with Him, and when you die,
Yeo'll reign with Him above.
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RESTORES THE BLIND TO SIGHT.
HE healed the sick, He raised the dead,
He cast out devils too;
The dumb, they spake, the deaf, they heard,
And blind men, saw and knew.
Such power the world had never seen,
And ne'er shall see again;
Such power as this the Saviour sho*'',
To rescue dying men. :.,
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With fervent, honest heart,
And follow Him with constant zeal,
And never from $im part?
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If we were blind, or deaf, or dumb,
We'd come unto the Lord,
With -weeping, offering up our prayer
That we might be restored.
The Bible says, our minds are blind,
Our hearts are sick and sore;
And nothing but the love of Christ,
Can us to health restore.
Again, when at Capernaum,
Two men, with all their might,
Cried out to Him, for they were blind,
"Restore us to our sight."
The Saviour paused and said to them,
"How can I do this thing ?,
They said to Him, "Art thou not Christ,
The Son of David-King?"
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He saw their faith; He touched their eyes,
And they received their sight;
Their eye-balls, which before were dark,
Were sparkling now with light.
They went their way, and spread the fame
Of Jesus all abroad;
And thousands flock'd around to hear
The Saviour's blessed word.
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RESTORES THE RULER'S DAVQHTXR TO LtPE.
SA CERTAIN ruler came to C ist: '
SAnd greatly he did grieve;
H' child was dead, he said to Christ,
9 come and she sha Ulive."
Then Jesus rose and followed him,
And HIs disciples too, .
For they were always very pleased ,
His gracious power to view.
And when they came unto the house
They found the minstrels come,
Which plainly signified that death'
Had entered in that home. *
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B~t Jesus pitV th~h all aside,
;And saw their'grief forlorn;
Aid said, "She is not ,dead, but sleeps,"
They laug'd on Him with scorn.
He Wieforee took her by the hand,
And said to-hes, "Arise;"
She rose at once, with health and strength,
And cast around her eyes;
AMi saw ant knew her friends 4hat therm
m lad atth'd her by her sid .*
7TPhe many aaxio s hours, before
M, hey saw that she had died.
But now she was restored to life,
And to her friends again,
She praised the Saviour's wondrous power,
And blesd His gracious nane,
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HE RAISES LAZARUS.
HOW painful 'tis to have to weep
And mourn the loss of love;
Whose forms are laid low in the grave,
Whose spirits are above.
'Tis sad to part the family tie,
Of father or of mother,
It also grieves us sore to leave
A sister or a brother.
For those round whom our hearts have twined,
In love's most warm embrace,
'Tis hard to see their cold, pale forms,
And kiss their icy face.
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And if we have an ony one,
And that dear one should die,
Our hearts would bleed .and almost .break,
Our lives would be a sigh.
Two sisters lived in Bethany,
And they a brother had;
And all, between themselves and Christ,
*- Had strongest friendship made.
Their brother Lazarus was sick,
And desolate their home;
They sent to Christ a messenger,
Anid pray'd that He would come.
They knew the Saviour's power, for t
Some tokens did receive,
They therefore thought, if Christ should
That Lazarus should live.
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Though Jesus loved them
He did at once decide,
That He would not go to
Till Lazarus had died..
He therefore tarried long, and then
To His disciples said,
" Come, let us go to Bethany
For Lazarus now is dead."
Meanwhile the sisters wept and grieved
To lose their only brother;
Their tears did flow, and they refused
To comfort one another.
The Jews, they also wept with them,
For their lost brother's. sake;
And all the friends that round them lived
Did of their .grief partake.
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When Jesus came to Bethaiiy
The sisters came and cried,
"Lord, if Thou "hadst been here with us,
Our brother had not died.
"But whatsoever Thou shalt ask
Of God, whose love is free;
He will regard Thy faithful prayer,
And give at once to Thee."
He ask'd them where the body lay;
They brought Him to the grave;
A stone was roll'd up t6 its mouth,
It was a rocky cave. ,
And Jesus wept! Q, what a. sight!--
The Son of God in tears!.
Whose power so often had been known.
To -banish cares and fears.
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"Now take away the: heavy stone,'
To those around He said,
,But Martha said, "He stinketh now,
Four days he hath been dead."
But Jesus said, "Did I not say,
That if thou wouldst believe,
Thou should .behold the power of God;
SAnd Lazarus should live?"
Then Jesus lifted up His eyes,
And pray'd to God in -Heaven,
That faith in Him, to all around
Might then and there lbe given.
That they might know that He was Christ,
SAnd all in Him believe;
And through their faith in Him, might all
Eternal life receive.
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And when He had thus pray'd, He came
And stood before the grave;
"Lazarus, come forth;" He loudly cried; .
His voice had power to save.
And he came forth, bound hand and foot,
In grave clothes, as. you know;
The Saviour said to those around,
"Loose him, and let him go."
And many Jews believed on Christ,
And trusted in His word ,
The works which they had seen, did prove
That He was Christ the- Lord.
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HEALS THE WITHERED HAND.
In Judea once, the Saviour saw
A man, whose hand was dead;
The Jews did bring him to the Lord
And to the Master said:
"This is the Sabbath-day, and is
It right this man to heal?"
They thought to catch the Lord, but they
Could not their thoughts conceal.
But Jesus answered them, "Now if
You had one shee and it
E'en on your blesise abbath-day
Should fall into a pit,
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"Would you not, any one, though 'twas
Your sacred holy day,
To drag your sheep out from the pit
Your hands upon it lay?.
"E'en so do I put forth my power,
And in your sight command,
That this man you have brought to e
Stretch forth his wither'd hand."
The man stretched forth his hand-
It was to health restored;
Another living proof that lHe
Was Christ, Messiah, Lord.
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