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(C. M.)

5 He gives the conquest to the weak,

Supports the fainting heart;
And courage in the evil hour

His heav'nly aids impart.
6 Mere human energy shall faint,

And youthful vigour cease;
But those who wait upon the Lord

In strength shall stůl increase.
7 They, with unwearied step, shall tread

The path of life divine;
With growing ardour onward move,

With growing brightness shine.
8 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar

On wings of faith and love;
Till, past the sphere of earth and sin,
They rise to heav'n above.

HYMN 207.

Isaiah lvii. 15. 1 THUS speaks the High and Lofty One;

My throne is fix'd on high; There, through eternity, I hear

The praises of the sky:
2 Yet, looking down, I visit oft

The humble, hallow'd cell ;
And, with the penitent who mourn,

'Tis my delight to dwell.
3 My presence heals the wounded heart,

The sad in spirit cheers,
My presence, from the bed of dust,

The contrite sinner rears,
4 I dwell with all my humble saints

While they on earth remain ; And they, exalted, dwell with me, With me for ever reign.

HYMN 208.

Habakkuk iii. 17-19.
1 ALTHOUGH the vine its fruit deny,
The budding fig-tree droop and die,

No oil the olive yield;
Yet will I trust me in my God,
Yea, bend rejoicing to his rod,

And by his grace be heal'd.
2 Though fields, in verdure once array'd,
By whirlwinds desolate be laid,

Or parch'd by scorching beam ;

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Stiil in the Lord shall be my trust,
My joy; for, though his frown is just,

His mercy is supreme.
3 Though from the fold the flock decay,
Though herds lie famish'd o'er the lea,

And round the empty stall;
My soul above the wreck shall rise,
Its better joys are in the skies;

There God is all in all.
4 In God my strength, howe'er distrest,
I yet will hope, and calmly rest,

Nay, triumph in his love;
My ling'ring soul, my tardy feet,
Free as the hind he makes and fleet,
To speed my course above.

HYMN 209.

St. John xiv. 6.
1 THOU art the way, to thee alone

From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek,

Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
2 Thou art the truth, thy word alone

True wisdoin can impart; Thou only canst inform the mind

And purify the heart.
3 Thou art the life, the rending tomb

Proclaims thy conqu’ring arm,
And those who put their trust in thee

Nor death nor hell shall harm.
4 Thou art the way, the truth, the life ;

Grant us that way to know,
That truth to keep, that life to win,
Whuse joys eternal flow.

HYMN 210.

Philippians ii. 12, 13. I HEIRS of unending life,

While yet we sojourn here, O let us our salvation work

With trembling and with fear. 2 God will support our hearts

With might before unknown; The work io be perform'd is ours,

The strength is all his own.

(8. M.) (IIL 1.)

3 'Tis he that works to will,

'Tis he that works to do; His is the pow'r by which we act, His be the glory too!

HYMN 211.

Ephesians v, 14–17.
I SINNER! rouse thee from thy sleep,

Wake, and o'cr thy fully weep;
Raise thy spirit dark and dead,

Jesus waits his light to shed.
2 Wake from sleep, arise from death,

See the bright and living path:
Watchful tread that path; be wise,

Leave thy folly, seek the skies.
3 Leave thy folly, cease from erime,

From this hour redeem thy time;
Life secure without delay,

Evil is the mortal day.
4 Be not blind and foolish still,

Call'd of Jesus, learn his will :
Jesus calls from death and night,
Jesus waits to shed his light.

(C. M.)

HYMN 212.

Hebrews xii. 1, 2, 1 LO! what a cloud of witnesses

Encompass us around;
Men once like us with suff'ring tried,

But now with glory crown'd.
2 Let us, with zeal like theirs inspir’d,

Strive in the Christian race;
And, freed from ev'ry weight of sin,

Their holy footsteps trace. 3 Behold a witness nobler still,

Who trod affliction's path, Jesus, the author, finisher,

Rewarder of our faith;
4 He, for the joy before him set,

Ánd mov'd by pitying love,
Endur'd the cross, despis'd the shame,

And now he reigns above.
5 Thither, forgetting things behind,

Press we, to God's right hand! There, with the Saviour and his saints Triumphantly to stand.

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of the metres, founded on the nature of the verse, into four classes, marked—1, L,
I. IV.
Otsus I. includes common, long, and short metres, marked-C. M., L. M., S. M.
Clots II. includes the other lambick metres, eight in number, marked-11, 1., 11. 2., IL 3.,

LL. 4., &c., which may be uamed; Tico, one; Two, two; Two, three ; &c.
Class III. includes the Trochaick metres, being five in number, marked—III. 1., III. 2

III. 3., &c. which may be named; Three, one; Three, two; &c. Class IV. includes the metres consisting chiefly of triplets, being five in number, mark.

ed—IV. 1., IV. 2., IV.3., &c. and may be named; Four, one; Four, two; & Co

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CLASS I.

C. M.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

L. M.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom earth and heav'n adore,
Be glory, as it was of old,
Is now, and shall be evermore.

S. M.
To God the Father, Son,

Ard Spirit, glory be,
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so

To all eternity

CLASS L.

II. 1.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heav'n's triumphant host,

And saints on earth adore;
Be glory as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last
When time shall be no more.

II. 2.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heav'n's triumphant host,

And suff’ring saints on earth adore;.
Be glory, as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last

When time itself shall be no more.

Is now,

II. 3.
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Be glory in the highest giv'n,
By all in earth, and all in heav'n,
As was through ages heretofore,
and shall be evermore.

II. 4.
To God the Father, Son,

And Spirit, ever bless'd,
Eternal Three in One,
All worship be address’d,
As heretofore

It was, is now,

And shall be so
For evermore.

II. 5.
To God the Father, and to God the Son,
To God the Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Be praise from all on earth and all in heav'n,
As was, and is, and ever shall be giv'n.

II. 6. Eternal praise be given,

And songs of highest worth, By all the hosts of heaven,

And all the saints on earth, To God, supreme confessed,

To Christ, his only Son,
And to the Spirit blessed,
Eternal Three in One.

II. 7.
To Father, Son, and Spirit bless'd,

Supreme o’er earth and heaven,
Eternal Three in One confessid,

Be highest glory given,
As was through ages heretofore,
Is now, and shall be evermore,
By all in earth and heaven.

II. 8.
By all on earth and all in heav'n,
Be everlasting glory givin,

To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit ; equal Three
In undivided Unity,

Ere time had yet its course begun :
As was, and is, be highest praise,
As still shall be through endless days.

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