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It's Real
Words and Music by H.L. Cook

1 John 5:13
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name
of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life
and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."

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          Oh, how well do I remember how I doubted day by day,
          For I did not know for certain that my sins were washed away;
          When the Spirit tried to tell me, I would not the truth receive,
          I endeavored to be happy and to make myself believe.

            Chorus
            But it's real, it's real, O I know it's real;
            Praise God, the doubts are settled,
            For I know, I know it's real.

          When the truth came close and searching all my joy would disappear,
          For I did not have the witness of the Spirit bright and clear;
          If at times the coming judgment would appear before my mind,
          O it made me so uneasy, for God's smile I could not find.

            Chorus
            But it's real, it's real, O I know it's real;
            Praise God, the doubts are settled,
            For I know, I know it's real.

          But at last I tired of living such a life of fear and doubt,
          For I wanted God to give me something I would know about;
          So the truth would make me happy, and the light would clearly shine,
          And the Spirit gave assurance that I'm His and He is mine.

            Chorus
            But it's real, it's real, O I know it's real;
            Praise God, the doubts are settled,
            For I know, I know it's real.

          So I prayed to God in earnest, and not caring what folks said;
          I was hungry for salvation; my poor soul it must be fed;
          When at last by faith I touched Him, and, like sparks from smitten steel,
          Just so quick salvation reached me; O bless God, I know it's real!

            Chorus
            But it's real, it's real, O I know it's real;
            Praise God, the doubts are settled,
            For I know, I know it's real.


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