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“And the Lord shut him in.” Gen. 7. 16

J. Hart    C.M.

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When Noah, with his favoured few,
Was ordered to embark,
Eight human souls, a little crew,
Entered on board his ark.

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Though every part he might secure
With bar, or bolt, or pin,
To make the preservation sure,
Jehovah shut him in.

3
The waters then might swell their tides,
The billows rage and roar,
They could not stave the assaulted sides,
Nor burst the battered door.

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So souls that into Christ believe,
Quickened by vital faith,
Eternal life at once receive,
And never shall see death.

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In his own heart the Christian puts
No trust; but builds his hopes
On him that opes, and no man shuts;
And shuts, and no man opes.

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In Christ, his Ark, he safely rides,
Not wrecked by death or sin.
How is it he so safe abides?
The Lord has shut him in.