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“Faith without works is dead.” James 2. 20-26

J. Hart        S.M.

1
Vain man, to boast forbear,
 The knowledge in thy head;
 The sacred Scriptures this declare:
 “Faith without works is dead.”

2
When Christ the Judge shall come
 To render each his due,
 He’ll deal thy deeds their righteous doom,
 And set thy works in view.

3
Food to the hungry give;
 Give to the thirsty drink;
 To follow Christ is to believe;
 Dead faith is but to think.

4
The man that loves the Lord
 Will mind whate’er he bid;
 Will pay regard to all his word,
 And do as Jesus did.

5
[The dead professor counts
 Good works as legal ties;
 His faith to action seldom mounts;
 On doctrine he relies.

6
But words engender strife;
 Behold the gospel plan:
 Trust in the Lord alone for life,
 And do what good you can.]