Cooper Revision
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I find myself placed in a state of probation which God has commanded us well to improve.
And I am resolved to regard all his precepts and on in the way of obedience to move.
I know I must go through great tribulation and many sore conflicts on every hand
But grace will support and comfort my spirit and I shall be able forever to stand.

(I'm call'd to contend with the powers of darkness, and many sore conflicts I have to pass through.
O Jesus be with me in every battle and help me my enemies all to subdue.
If thou, gracious Lord, will only be with me to aid and direct me, then all will be right;
Apolyon with all his powerful forces in thy name and thy strength shall soon put to flight.)

(And when I must cross the cold stream of Jordan I'll bid all my sorrows a final adieu
And hasten away to the land of sweet Canaan where, Christians, I hope I shall there meet with you.
That rest into which my soul shall then enter is perfectly glorious, and never shall end --
A rest of examption from warfare and labour, a rest in the bosom of Jesus, my friend.)

(And more than exemption from fighting and hardship my gracious Redeemer will grant unto me;
A portion of bliss he has promised to give me, and true to that promise he surely will be.
Yes, I shall receive and always inherit a happy reception and truly divine,
For much all the praises and glory, my Saviour are due unto thee, and shall ever be thine.)