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But will save from hell and sin;
543. He is faithful : 11 : To perform his gracious word.
BEGONE, unbelief! for my Saviour is near,
(pear; 3. Tho' distresses now attend thee, And for my relief he will surely apAnd thou tread the thorny road, By prayer let me wrestle, and he His right hand shallstilldefend thee, will perform,
(the storm. Soon he'll bring thee home to God; With Christ in the vessel I smile at
Therefore praise him, :11: Praise the dear Redeemer's name.
2. Tho' dark be my way, yet since
he is my guide, Fawcett.
(provide; 'Tis mine to obey, and 'tis his to · 542. T. 22. Tho' cisterns be broken, and crea
tures all fail, BE still, my heart, these anxious The word he hath spoken will surely
prevail. To thee are burdens, thorns, and They cast dishonour on thy Lord, 3. His love in time past me forbidAnd contradict his gracious word.
deth to think,
He'll leave me at last unrelieved to 2. Brought safely by his hand thus Each sweet Ebenezer I have in refar,
view, (me quite through. Why wilt thou now give place to Confirms his good pleasure to help How canst thou want, if he provide, Or !ose thy way with such a guide ? 4. Why should I complain then of
want or distress, (no less; 3. When first before his mercy-seat Temptation or pain? for he told me Thou didst thy all to him commit, | The heirs of salvation, I know from He gave thee warrant from that
his word, hour,
Thro' much tribulation must follow To trust his wisdom, love, and
their Lord. power.
5. How bitter the cup none can 4. Did ever trouble thee befall,
ever conceive, And he refuse to hear thy call ? Which Jesus drank up that poor And has he not his promise pass’d, sinners might live: That thou shalt overcome at last? His way was much rougher and 5. He that hath helped me hitherto,
darker than mine; (repine ? Will help me all my journey thro', Did Jesus thus suffer, and shall I And give me daily cause to raise
6. Since all that I meet with shall New Ebenezers to his praise.
work for my good, 6. Though rough and thorny be The bitter is sweet and the medicine the road,
is food; It leads me home apace to God; Though painful at present, 't will I count my present trials small,
cease before long, For heaven will make amends forall. And then, O how pleasant the con
queror's song. J. Newton.
544. T. 89. | To mark the steps of grace; YES, since God himself hath said it, How new-born souls, convinced of
(cloan, On his promise I rely; His good word demands my credit, Extol bis name in every place.
Yet by his precious blood' mule What can unbelief reply? He is strong and can fulfil, 4. With these my happy lot is cast, He is truth and therefore will. Thro' the world's deserts rude and
Or thro’ its gardens fair : (waste, 2. In my Saviour's intercession
Whether the storm of malice Humbly still I will confide;
sweeps, Lord, accept my free confession,
Or all in dead supineness sleeps, I have sinn'd but thou hast died:
Still to go on be all my care.
5. Yes, my dear Lord, in following J. Newton. Not in the dark uncertainly (thee,
This foot obedient moves; 545.* T. 90. 'Tis with a Brother and a King, THRICE happy is the feeble soul
Who many to his yoke will bring, Whose strength is only in his God; Who ever lives and ever loves. The fiercest powers he can control 6. Now then my Way, my Truth, By faith in Jesus' precious blood;
(strife, In combat can maintain the field, Henceforth let sorrow, doubt, and Because Jehovah is his shield.
Drop off like autumn leaves :
Henceforth, as privileged by thee, 546. T. 79. Simple and undistracted be THAT I am thine, my Lord and My soul, which to thy sceptre God,
cleaves. Ransom'd and sprinkled with thy 7. Let me my weary mind recline Repeat that word once more, On that eternal love of thine, With such an energy and light, And human thoughts forget : (say, That this world's flattery nor spite Child-like attend what thou wilt To shake me ever may have power. Go forth and do it, while 'tis day,
Yet never leave my safe retreat. 2. From various cares my heart retires;
8. At all times to my spirit bear Tho' deep and boundless its desires, An inward witness strong and I'm now to please but One, Of thy redeeming power; (clear, Him, before whom the elders bow; This will instruct thy child aright, With him is all my business now, This will impart the needful light, And with the souls that are his For exigence of every hour. own.
9. Now then the sequel is well 3. This is my joy which ne'er can weigh'd fail,
I cast myself upon thy nid, To see my Saviour's arm prevail, A sea where none can sink;
Yea, thereon I depend, poor worm,
JESUS, source of gladness,
Thou canst erd my grief;
While for thy salvation God of my life on thee I call, I with expectation Afflicted at thy feet I fall; (vail, Wait, I find relief: (name When the great water-floods pre- Slaughter'd Lamb, thy saving Leave not my trembling heart to Yields to me far greater pleasure, fail.
Than all worldly treasure. 2. Friend of the friendless and the 2. God is my salvation, faint,
(plaint? Joy, and consolation; Where should I lodge my deep com With the world I've done: Where but with thee, whose open To pride's vain pretension door
I pay no attention, Invites the helpless and the poor? Avarice I disown; (cross, 3. Did ever mourner plead with Perils, loss, — shame, death, and thee,
(plea? | Sufferings e'er so keen, shall never And thou refuse that mourner's Me from Jesus sever. Doth not the word still fix'd re- 3. If the Lord protect me, main,
(vain ? Sin cannot affect me, That none shall seek thy face in
Nought can do me harm; 4. That were a grief I could not Although Satan rageth, bear,
(prayer; Christ the storm assuageth Didst thou not hear and answer By his mighty arm: But a prayer-hearing, answering Would the foe-his malice show, Supports me under every load.(God, Since Christ is my strength and
I dread not his power. 5. Poor tho I am, despis’d, forgot,
(tower, Yet God, my God, forgets me not; 4. Gloomy thoughts must vanish, And he is safe and must succeed, Jesus doth replenish For whom the Lord vouchsafes to Me with heavenly peace; plead.
Cowper. Who the Saviour loveth, 548.*
By experience proveth,
Grief is chang’d to bliss : JESUS, our Guardian, Guide, and Tho' I here—reproach must bear, Friend,
Yet he turneth all my sadness Now thy protecting wings extend, Into joy and gladness.
J. Frank. Thy children save from harm; Would Satan seek us to devour,
550.* Against his malice, craft,
JESUS, my All, my highest good, Defend us by thy outstretch'd arm.
Who hast redeem'd me with thy P. Gerhard. blood,
When confidence in thee I place,
T. 205. My soul is fill’d with joy and peace.
TO the bills I lift mine eyes, 2. Where should I turn, or how to the everlasting hills; thee leave?
Thence I draw divine supplies, Jesus, to thee my mind doth cleave; Thus my soul new vigor fills: With thee my heart hath always Faithful is his promisd word ; found
Help, while yet I ask, is giv’n; True counsel, comfort, help abound. Giv'n by him, the sovereign Lord, 3. All who abide in faith and love, Who hath made both earth and This truth in their experience heaven. prove,
(trust | 2. Not the powers of earth or hell That none who simply put their
E’er thy Guardian can surprise: In Jesus Christ, can e'er be lost.
Careless slumber cannot steal 4. None can be so o’erwhelm’d Over his all-seeing eyes; with grief,
He is Israel's sure defence, But they in Christ may find relief; Israel all his care shall prove, All misery, however great,
Kept by watchful Providence, His comforts can alleviate.
Borne by ever-waking love. 5. Jesus, my only God and Lord,
3. Thee, on evil's baleful day, What comfort does thy name afford; Scorching sun shall never smite; No friend on earth can ever be
Nor the moon with chilling ray Forfaithfulness compar'd with thee. Ever blast thee through the night: 6. Were health, and strength, and Safe from known or secret foes, friends withdrawn,
Free from sin and Satan's thrall, Were every earthly comfort gone, When the flesh, earth, hell oppose, If I have thee, I have ev’n here God shall keep thee safe from all. What me eternally can cheer.
C. Wesley, (ad.) 7. O Lord, preserve me sound in
T. 205. faith,
JESUS, lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly,
While the tempest still is high: Lead me in safety to the end.
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide,
Till the storm of life is past; 551.*
T. 68. Safe into the haven guide,
O receive my soul at last.
2. Other refuge have I none, That thy strength doth us enable Hangs my helpless soul on thee; To adhere to thee, tho' feeble;
Leave, o leave me not alone, That thou hear'st our prayers,
Still support and comfort me: And regard'st our tears. All my trust on thee is stay'd,
J. Neander. All my help from thee I bring;
Cover my defenceless head | A. Plenteous grace with thee is
With the shadow of thy wing. found, 3. Thou, O Christ, art all I want,
Grace to pardon all my sin; All in all in thee I find;
Let the healing streams abound, Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Make and keep me pure within: Heal the sick, and lead the blind: Thou of life the Fountain art, Just and holy is thy name,
Freely let me take of thee; I am all unrighteousness;
Spring thou up within my heart, Vile and full of sin I am,
Rise to all eternity.
C. Wesley. Thou art full of truth and grace.
XXIX. PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING.
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS.
554.* T. B. p. 110. | The Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
The church dothworship and revere. LORD God, thy praise we sing,
O Christ, thou glorious King, we To thee our thanks we bring :
Thee to be God's eternal Son: (own Both heaven and earth do worship Thou, undertaking in our room, Thou Father of eternity: (thee, Didst not abhor the Virgin's womb: To thee all angels loudly cry,
The pains of death o'ercome by The heavens and all the powers on
Made heaven to all believers free: Cherubs and seraphs thee proclaim, At God's right hand thou hast thy And cry thrice holy to thy name:
seat, Holy is our Lord God,
And in thy Father's glory great: Holy is our Lord God,
And we believe the day's decreed, Holy is our Lord God,
When thou shalt judge the quick The Lord of Sabaoth.
and dead. With splendour of thy glory spread Promote, we pray, thy servants' Are heaven and earth replevished:
(blood; The apostles' glorious company,
Redeem'd with thy most precious The prophets' fellowship praise Among thy saints make us ascend Thenoble and victorious host (thee: To glory that shall never end: Of martyrs makes of thee their Thy people with salvation crown, boast:
Bless those, O Lord, that are thine The holy church in every place
(vance Throughout the earth, exalts thy Govern thy church, and, Lord, adpraise.
For ever thine inheritance. Thee, Father, God on heaven's From day to day, O Lord, do we Tby only and beloved Son, (throne, Highly exalt and honour thee