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530. T. 590.
16 O all ye just, ye rich, ye wise,
Who deem th' atoning sacrifice,
A doctrine weak and slight!
Grant but I may (the rest's your own)
In shame and poverty sit down
At this one well-spring of delight.
17 Indeed had. Jesus ne'er been slain, From all the labor of my thoughts, Or could ought make his ransom vain,
That it avail'd no more;
Were his unbounded mercy fled,
Were he no more the church's Head,
Nor Lord of all, as heretofore;
8 Then, so refers my state to him,
Whom faithless eyes pass o'er; And wretched all I do;
heart throbs, and seizeth fast May find, tho' tempests roar. That cov'nant, which will ever last,
It knows, it knows these things are true.
Repeat that word once more, 'Tis with a Brother and a King,
. 10Nowthen myWay,myTruth,myLife, 2 From various cares my heart retires; Henceforth let sorrow, doubt and strife, Tho' deep and boundless its desires,
Drop off like autumn leaves;
Henceforth, as privileg'd by thee,
Simple and undistracted be
My soul, which to thy mercy cleaves,
, On that eternal love of thine,
11 Let me my weary mind recline.ro To see my Saviour's arm prevail,
And human thoughts forget;
Childlike attend what thou wilt say,
Yet never leave my saferetreat.
12 At all times to my spirit bear
An inward witness, strong and clear, Or thro' its gardens fair :
Of thy redeeming pow'r;
This will instruct thy child aright,
For exigence of ev'ry hour.
I cast myself upon thy aid,
Beyond whate'er I ask or think.
392 T. 14.
534. * How happy we, when guilt is gone! WHATE'ER Óür God doth, thúst be This alters our whole frame ;
right, The same occasions still come on, Aliho' it cause us pain; But we are not the same.
For God is love, and ever witi
The source of love remain. 2 The load which causód us anxious
2 The church's Head we theé confess; No more doth weigh us down, Thou of thine own tak’st care; For Christ the burden helps to bear, Jesus, thy will be always done! We bear it not alone.
This be our wish and pray'r. 3 While we at honest labor toil, Our hearts may be at ease;
535. For if our Saviour on us smile, 'Midst trouble we have peace.
SINCE we can't doubt God's equal
love, 4 Sick outwardly, or in distress
Unmeasurably kind, We may be, 'tis confest:
To his unerring, gracious will But the believer ne'ertheless
Be ev'ry wish resign'd; In trials finds he's blest,
Good, when he gives, supremely good; 5 Have we thro' dang'rous paths to
Nor less when he denies ;
Ev'n crosses from his sov’reign hand rove, The shades of death to
Are blessings in disguise. Our shield eternal is his love,
2 Whate'er I ask, I surely know, Our light his glorious face.
And stedfastly believe, 6 Thy secret hand we bless; on thee He will the thing desir'd bestow, O Lord, we can depend,
Or else a better give; Thou betwixt us and misery
To thee I therefore, Lord, submit Of ev'ry kind dost stand.
My ev'ry fond request,
And own, adoring at thy feet,
Thy will is always best.
T. 234. Those who confide in him are blest,
JESUS, my All, my soul's best Friend, And prove his love and favor.
To thee myself I now deliver; He helps indeed-in time of need,
Whale'er comes from thy faithful 'Midst chastisements he saveth;
hand, Those who depend-on God their
How hard it be, how strange soever, Friend
I'll take it with a passive heart; He never, never leaveth.
And tho' I cannot shout for glad2 His comforts daily me sustain,
ness, He lends me his assistance ; But keenly feel affliction's dart, To what he doth for me ordain
O may I not be sunk in sadness! I'll yield without resistance :
May I with cheerfulness, True is his word,--that ev'n the Lord In thy ways acquiesce,
My hairs in mercy numbers; Nor murmur at thy dispensation ; He guards and wakes care of me But simply trusting thee, takes,
On thy fidelity And all my wants têmiėmbers, Depend with humble resignation,
537. T. 22.
Yea, life's vessel overwhelm;
2 If with willing resignation,
Will alleviate our distress.
3. God is mighty to deliver,
None his power can withstand ;
He will be our gracious Friend,
4. When his hous striķes for relieving, Concerning what may be;
Help breaks forth amazingly,
And to shame our anxious grieving,
541. T. 22. WHAT, my soul, should bow the In God, my Rock, I will confide,
WHEN by adversity I'm try'd,
'Midst trials, whatsoe'er they be,
Rely on his fidelity. Still thy strong salvation ? 2 I'll trust my great Physician's skill, 2 Cast thy burden on the Lord,
Resign'd obey his blessed will;
For each disease he knows what's fit,
He's wise and good, and I submit.
3 Altho' his med'cine cause me smart, 3 Mention to him ev'ry want,
And wound me in the tend'rest part, Yea, whạte’er doth grieve thee,
It is with a design to cure,
I must and will his touch endure,
* Lord Jesus Christ, afford me grace, 4 Turn, my soul, unto thy rest,
In ev'ry trial thee to praise :
O let thy sacred will be mine,
To thee myself I now resign.
542.* T. 83.
Both in joy and in affliction ;
Trust thy Shepherd's kind direction, He will be thy great reward, His own sheep he knows by name, And thy shield for ever.
And to bless them is his aim. х
543. T. 590.
2 Unexampled is that love
3 Did ever mourner plead with thee, By which we're with him connect. And thou refuse that mourner's plea ? ed;
Doth not the word still fix'd remain, If we ought distressing prove, That none shall seek thy face in vain ?
Jesus is thereby affected; We his watchful love and care,
4. That were a grief I could not bear,
Didst thou not hear and answer pray'r;. In all trials richly share.
But a pray'r-hearing, answ'ring God,
Supports me under ev'ry load. BY Christ we're screen'd, with tender 5 Poor tho' I am, despis’d, forgot, care,
Yet God, my God, forgets me not; From vain and worldly noise: And he is safe, and must succeed, Ye who God's happy children are,
For whom the Lord vouchsafes to Can in the Lord rejoice,
plead. And walk in union with your God, Who is your nearest Friend,
T. 580 Upon life's rough and dang’rous road, JESUS, our Guardian, Guide and In safety to the end,
Now thy protecting wings extend, 544.* T. 90.
Thy children save from harm; THRICE happy are the feeble souls, Would Satan seek us to devour, Whose strength is only in their Against his malice, craft and pow'r, God!
Defend us by thy outstretch'd arm. Since each the fiercest pow'r's controls, By faith in Jesus' precious blood :
548.* In combat they maintain the field,
THANKS for ever be, Because Jéhovah is their Shield.
Jesus, unto thee,
That thy strength doth us enable
To adhere to thee, tho' feeble ;
That thou hear'st our pray’rs, In so many evils,
And regard'st our tears. Which the foe at christians levels,
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MIDST all trials may I cleave
When I miss that favor:
And thy constant nearness, 546. T. 22.
Keep my soul in clearness! GOD of my life ! on thee I call,
550. T. 167. Amicted at thy feet I fall;
THO' by trials strong surrounded When the great water-floods prevail,
Yet thro' Jesus' gracious care,
heart is not confounded, 2 Friend of the friendless, and the faint!
He doth all my suft'rings share; Where should I lodge my deep com- On his pow'rful aid reclining, plaint ?
Calm I'll ev'ry grief sustain, Where but with thee, whose open door Bear the cross without repining, Invites the helpless and the poor! Till the glorious crown I gain,
If they, 'midst sufl'ring, faithful here
abide, ARE we in e'er so great distress, They shall with Jesus there be glorify'd."
Our God can us deliver ;
3 My soul, tho' here by various trials Shall be our God for ever,
prov'd, Believe that by thy Saviour thou art
Submit thy will to his; with patience 552. * T. 583.
Şoon he to perfect bliss will thee transAT last he's blest, who by the Savi
late. our's blood, Was cleans'd while here, and made an
T. 189. heir of God;
WHO overcometh shall abide for ever Ev'n now the acceptable year draws A pillar in God's temple thro' his nigh,
grace, The day, which turns our sorrows into Adorned with the name of God our joy.
And of Jerusalem his chosen place; 2 At last God's servants ceaseless joys Lord make the feeble
Watchful and able, Who, bearing precious seed, go forth That they be stable,
And vict'ry gain.
XXIX. Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving.
Thee, Father, God on heav'ns throne
Thy only and beloved Son,
The Holy Ghost, who Christ displays, LORD GOD, thy praise we sing, The church doth worship thank and , To thee our thanks we bring.
praise. Both heav'nand earth doth worship thee, o Christ, thou glorious King we own Thou Father of eternity.
Thee to be God's eternal Son. To thee all angels loudly cry, The heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high: Didst not abhor the virgin's womb.
Thou, undertaking in our room, Cherubs and seraphim proclaim
The pains of death o'ercome by thee, And thrice holy to thy name: cry
Made heav'n to all believers free.
At God's right hand thou hast thy seat,
And in thy Father's glory great ;
And we believe the day's decreed,
Whenthou shalt judge the quick&dead. With splendor of thy glory spread Promote, we'pray, thy servants' good, Is heav'n and earth replenished.
Redeem'd with ihy most precious blood; Th' apostles' glorious company, Among thy saints make us ascend The prophets fellowship, praise thee. To glory that shall never end. The noble and victorious host
Thy people with salvation crown, Of martyrs make of thee their boast. Bless those, O Lord, that are thy own: The holy church, in ev'ry place Govern thy church, and, Lord, advance Throughout the earth, exalts thy praise. For ever thine inheritance.