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Pressure

Pressed out of measure and pressed to all length;
Pressed so intensely, it seems beyond strength;

Pressed in the body, and pressed in the soul;
Pressed in the mind, till the dark surges roll.

Pressure by foes, and pressure by friends—
Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends.

Pressed into knowing no helper but God;
Pressed into loving the staff and the rod.

Pressed into liberty where nothing clings;
Pressed into faith for impossible things.

Pressed into tasting the joy of the Lord;
Pressed into loving a Christlife outpoured.

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