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His care and faithfulness

We prove in ev'ry case.
GOD will the widows ne'er forsake,

2 The feeble he makes strong,
To him we may our refuge take,

With us he beareth long,
And on his care and faithfulness

On him the weak can lean;
Our whole dependence firmly place.

The youthful he keeps clean;
2 A widow, who her son belov'd

Each may in him confide
Witli tears bemoan'd, his pity mov'd; Whate'er may them betide.
His mother he did recommend,
When on the cross, to John, his friend.
3 Widows are objects of his care,

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Since scripture plainly doth declare, O LORD, the widow's Friend,
That to the church this charge he gave, To us thy Spirit send,
Widows to honor and relieve.

Be in our husbands' place,
4 To Christ, О may we closely cleave, Revive us with thy grace,
And in communion with him live;

Give us whate'er we need
To love the Lord, be our first care,

Widows.to be indeed.
The next, to serve his people here.
5 Till we, who here must often weep,

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In heav'n eternal joys shall reap;
Till he shall

say
• Ye blest,

BEHOLD us widows here,
Enter into my joy and rest."

Lord Jesus, hear our pray'ı:

Fill our hearts with gladness,
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O wipe away each tear,
WE with joy confess, beloved Saviour,

Dispelling all our sadness;
Thee, the widow's special Friend,

Make thy face to shine
We are objects of thy love and favor : On us, we are thine.

Thou on us thy life didst spend;
Thoữ with more than husband's love

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[us; Thy all-bounteous hand doth daily feed THOU art our comfort in all cases, All our wants thou dost supply;

Jesus, to thee may we cleave! Thus our cruise is never dry.

For all thy mercies give thee praises, 2 Thou hast promis'd for our con- In happy union with thee live!, solation,

Whene'er we call, thou, Lord, wilt
That we shall not come behind
In the gifts, which to thy congregation And blessings on us all bestow,

Thou dispensest, of each kind; Yea for that awful time prepare us,
May we, to thy service dedicated, When we in peace to thee shall go.
And for thee our Bridegroom decorated, 2 The needy share thy consolation,
For thy blest appearing wait;
Then our bliss will be complete.

The poor are objects of thy love,
Thou on the weakly hast compassion,

Thy sure suppori the aged prove: 866.

Thou helpest us in our distresses, CHRIST is the widow's Friend, Suppliest kindly all our wants; Our cause he doth defend,

We'll cast each burden that oppresses All our complaints he hears,

On thee, who hearest our comAnd listens to our pray'us,

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2 Meanwhile God the holy Spirit MidsT the trials we experience, Is our pledge of joys to come,

Let us not give way to fears, Of the bliss we shall inherit But possess our souls in patience, When above with Christ at home;

While here in this vale of tears ; O! this blessed meditation Wean'd thereby from things terrestrial, Yields us solid consolation, Let us look for joys celestial,

That we shall, when time is o'er, Waiting for that time, when we With the Lord be evermore ! From all sorrow shall be free.

XXXVII. Hymns for sundry Occasions.
A. For the New Year. And swift my passing moments run,

The few that yet remain.
T. 10.

3 Now a new scene of time begins, YEAR after year commenceth,

Pursue the way to heav'n;

Seek pardon of thy former sins,
And as our life advanceth

By Christ it will be giv'n.
We, strength from Christ deriving,
Each year by faith are thriving. 4 Devoutly yield thyself to God;

And on his grace depend;
As, in tempestuous weather, Unweary'd walk the heav'nly road,
A kind and tender mother,

Nor doubt a happy end.
Her babe from harm protecteth,
And safely home conducteth;

873. 3 So shelters Christ our Saviour WHO can rehearse, most graciousLord, His children by his favor,

The mercy which thou dost afford And proves in each temptation Unto thy people ev'ry year? Their refuge and salvation,

We thy poor congregation here [more, 4 Lord, grant thy benediction

Desire to thank and praise thee everTo ev'ry thought and action ;

And humbly in the dust thy name adore, On youth and age declining,

2 For we, unworthy as we are, Thou Sun of grace be shining.

Enjoy'd the faithful Shepherd's care ; 5 O keep our souls and senses

Thou always comfort didst impart Under the influences

To ev'ry needy contrite heart; Of thy most holy Spirit,

Thou didst to us thy dying love display, Until we heav'n inherit.

And wast our help and refuge ev'ry day.

3 The hearing of thy precious word, 6 O God of our salvation,

Thy gracious presence, holy Lord, Withhold no kind donation

Have cheer'd our hearts abnndantly, From but let us savor

When met in fellowship 'fore thee : In this new year thy favor.

But, О what blessings were on us bestow'd

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When we enjoy'd thy body and iby AGAIN another fleeting year

4 Lord Jesus we would fain express Of my short life is past;

To thee our cordial thankfulness, I cannot long continue here, For all thy boundless love and grace; And this may be my last.

But how imperfect are our lays ! [give, 2 Much of my dubious life is gone,

O take our hearts, to thee ourselves we Nor will return again;

In future more unto thy praise to live.

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2 To him we owe our breath,

He took us from the womb, LORD Jesus,'mongst thy flock appear, which else had shut us up in death, And thy poor congregation bless;

And prov'd an early tomb. We're met to close another year,

Accept the thanks our hearts express. 3 When on the breast we hung, We are not able to record

Our help was in the Lord; The boundless favors we have prov'd, 'Twas he first taught our infant tongue They show that we, most gracious Lord,

To form the lisping word, 'Midst our defects, by thee are lov'd.

4 When in our blood we lay,
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He would not let us die;

Because his love had fix'd a day
THEE we approach, most gracious To bring salvation nigh.

Saviour!
We pray thee, mark our sighs and 5 In childhood and in youth

His
tears,

eye was on us still; Accept our thanks for all thy favor,

Tho' strangers to his love and truth, Bestow'd on us these many years ;

And prone to cross his will. We conscious are of our transgression, f6 E’er since his name we knew, Ah! cleanse us with thy precious How gracious hath he been ! blood,

What dangers hath he led us thro', Seal with thy pardon our confession, What mercies have we seen! Thine are we, and thou art our God.

: 17 Now thro' another year 2 Thou God of mercy! thy salvation Supported by his care, Remain'd throughout this year our We raise our *Ebenezer here, stay;

“ The Lord hath help'd thus far." Thy care of us, thy congregation, 8 Our lot in future years Was manifested ev'ry day;

We cannot, Lord, foresee, Yea, even trials and affliction

But kindly, to prevent our fears, Prov'd thee our gracious God and

Thou say'st,

“ Leave all to me.” Lord; In all we felt thy benediction :

9 Yea, Lord, we wish to cast Thee, we now praise with one ac- Our cares upon thy breast; cord!

Help us to praise thee for the past,

And trust thee for the rest., 3 Ogracious Lord, thy name be blessed

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By us, for all thy proofs of grace !
For all the gifts by us possessed.
Thoucrownest allour years and days.

B. Morning and Evening Tho' we with deep bumiliation

Hymns.
Own, that we basely thee requite:
Yet will we joy in thy salvation,

877. T, 22. Thou art our Lord, and Help, and AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun Light.

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To pay thy morning sacrifice. LET hearts and tongues unite 2 Thy former mispent time redeem,

And loud thanksgivings raise; Each present day thy last esteem; 'Tis duty mingled with delight, Thy talents to improve take care, The Saviour's name to praise.

For the great day thyself prepare. Hh

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3 Thy conversation be sincere, 12 Prevent me lest I harbor pride, Thy conscience as the noon-day clear; Lest I in mine own strength confied; For Gols all-seeing eye surveys

Show me my weakness, let me see Thy secret thoughts, thy works and I have my pow'r, my all, from thee. ways.me

3 Enrich me always with thy love, 4 Glory to God, who safe hath kept, My kind Protector ever prove ; And hath refresli'd me while I slept! Lord, put thy seal upon my breast, Grant, Lord, when I from death shall And let thy Spirit on me rest. wake,

4 Assist and teach me how to pray, I may of heav'nly bliss partake.

Incline my nature to obey; 5 Direct, control, suggest this day, What thou abhorrest, let me flee, All I design, or do, or say;

And only love what pleaseth thee. That all my pow'rs, with all their might,

880. In thy sole glory may unite.

T. 582. 6 Praise God, from whom all blessings

TEACH me, my God and King, flow!

In all things thee to view ;

And what I do in any thing,
Praise him, all creatures here below!
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host!

For thee alone to do.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! 2 To scorn the senses' sway,

While still to thee I tend;
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In all I do be thou the way,
My soul, awake and render

In all be thou the end. To God thy great Defender

3 All may of thee partake; Thy pray'r and adoration

Nothing so small can be, For his kind preservation.

But draws, when acted for thy sake,

Greatness and worth from thee. 2 With joy I still discover Thy light,' Lord my Saviour! 4. If done t' obey thy laws, My thanks shall be the spices

Ev'n servile labors shine ; Of morning sacrifices.

Hallow'd is toil, if this the cause,

The meanest work divine, 3 Bless me this day, Lord Jesus, And be to me propitious,

881. Grant me thy kind protection

THAT favor grant to us, O Lord, From ev'ry sin's infection.

That we maintain our part in thee, 4 Bless ev'ry thought and action; Unto thy voice attentive be, Afford me thy direction;

And seek instruction in thy word. To thee alone be tending

2 Tho' often of encumb’ring care, Beginning, middle, ending,

With busy Martha, we complain; 5 Be thou my only treasure,

Yet,

gracious Lord, we wish to gain Fulfil in me thy pleasure,

In Mary's happy lot a share.
May I in ev'ry station,
Give thee due adoration.

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879.

MAY Jesus' grace and blessing
T. 22.

Attend me without ceasing :
BE with me, Lord, where'er I go, [do; Thus I stretch out my hand,
Teach me what thou wouldst have me And do that work with pleasure,
Suggest whate'er I think this day, Which, in

my

call and measure, Direct me in the narrow way.

My God for me to do ordain'd.

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T. 14. GOD, omnipotent Creator,

LORD, in the morning when I rise, Who mad'st all things by thy might, Accept my humble praise: Rulest ev'ry thing in nature,

And when at night I close mine eyes, And commandest day and night,

Grant me thy pard'ning grace. Who the universe so wide

2 Lord Jesus Christ, who is like thee! By thy pow'r alone dost guide:

Thou art, both day and night 2 Let

my

life and conversation The Source of my felicity, Be directed by thy word !

And only true delight. Lord, thy constan, preservation

3 Thanks, dearest Jesus, for thy love, To thy erring child afford: No where but alone in thee

And great fidelity, From all harm can I be free.

O may I truly thankful prove,

To all eternity. 3 Lord, my body, son), and spirit, Keep in thine almighty hand;

887." T. 22. Strengthen'd by thy pow'rful merit,

LORD Jesus, may I constantly
Let me follow thy command:
Thou my glory and renown,

Both day and night be near to thee,

Both when I close at night my eyes, I would fain be all thy own.

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2 Lord Jesus Christ, my life and light, O GOD, my gracious God, to thee, Preserve my steps and guide my ways,

I wish to love thee day and night; My morning pray’r shall offer'd be,

And let me live unto thy praise, For thee

my

soul doth pant; To me th' enjoyment of thy love

888. Than life itself doth dearer prove;

Renewed strength from thee I want. O JESUS, may our whole behavior 2 Thou, Lord, art present to my mind,

Rejoice thine heart and please thine When I lie down sweet sleep to find, In thy communion, gracious Saviour,

eyes; And when I wake at night : Since thy arm to me succor brings,

May we retire to rest, and rise ; Beneath the shadow of thy wings

Be present with us constantly, I rest with safety and delight.

Then shall we sleep, and wake, to thee.

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IN lying down to take my rest,
My God, the spring of all my joys, In rising, and in being drest,
The life of my delights ;

In all I think or do,
The glory of my brightest days, In eating, drinking, on the way,

And comfort of my nights! In sickness, and in health, I pray,
In darkest shades if thou appear,

Thy blessing, Lord, on me bestow.
My dawning is begun:
Thou art my soul's bright Morning-star,

T. 36. And thou my rising Sun.

LORD Jesus, thro’all temp'ral varia3 The op'ning heav'ns around me shine tion,

With beams of sacred bliss, Thy loving kindness be my consolation, When Jesus shows his mercies mine, By night and day, whene'er I rest am And whispers I am his,

taking,

Or when I'm waking.

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