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3 How long the race of David held,

The promis'd Jewish throne !
But there's a nobler cov'nant seald,

To David's greater Son.
4 His seed for ever shall possess,

A throne above the skies ;
The meanest subject of his grace,

Shall to that glory rise. 3 Lord God of hosts ! thy wondrous ways,

Are sung by saints above;
And saints on earth their honours raise,

To thine unchanging love.

19. Goďs unchangeable Love. (S. M.)

MOD of eternal love!

U How fickle are our ways ! And yet how oft did Isr’el prove,

Thy constancy of grace.
% They saw the wonders wrought,

And then thy praise they sung ;
But soon thy works of power forgot,

And murmur'd with their tongue. 3 Now they believe his word,

While rocks with rivers flow; Now, with their lusts provoke the Lord,

And he reduc'd them low. 4 Yet when they mourn'd their faults,

He hearken'd to their groans ; Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts,

And call'd them still his sons.


Their names were in his book,

He sav'd them from their foes ;
Oft he chastis'd, but ne'er forsook,

The people that he chose.
Let Isr'el bless the Lord,

Who lov'd their ancient race;
And Christians join the solemn word,

Amen, to all the praise.

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320. The same. (C. M.)
1 N UR God! how firm his promise.stani

E'en when he hides his face !
He trusts in our Redeemer's hands,

His glory and his grace. 2 Then why, my soul, these sad complaints,

Since Christ and we are one?
Thy God is faithful to his saints,

Is faithful to his Son.
3 Beneath his smiles, my heart has liv'd,

And part of heav'n possess'd ;
I praise his name for grace receiv'd,

And trust him for the rest.

321. The Faithfulness of God in his Promises. (C. 1 REGIN, my tongue, some heav'nly then

D And speak some boundless thing,
The mighty works, or mightier name,

Of our eternal King.
2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness,

And sound his pow'r abroad :
Sing the sweet promise of his grace,

And the performing God.


3 Proclaim “ salvation from the Lord,

“For wretched dying men;" His hand has writ the sacred word,

With an immortal pen.
4 Engrav'd as in eternal brass,

The mighty promise shines;
Nor can the pow’rs of darkness rase,

Those everlasting lines.
5 He that can dash whole worlds to death,

And make them when he please ;
He speaks,- and that almighty breath,..

Fulfils his great decrees.
His very word of grace is strong,

As that which built the skies;
The voice that rolls the stars along, . ,

Speaks all the promises. He said, “ Let the wide heav'n be spread,"

And heav'n was stretch'd abroad ; " Abra'm, I'll be thy God,” he said,

And he was Abra'm's God.

$0, might I hear thy heav'nly tongue,

But whisper, Thou art mine ! Those gentle words should raise my song,

To notes almost divine.

How would my leaping heart rejoice,

And think my heav'n secure ! I trust the all-creating voice;

And faith desires no more.

322. Precious Promises. 2 Peter i. 4. (P.1

1 L OW firm a foundation, ye saints of the 1

I1 Is laid for your faith, in his excellent w What more can be say, than to you he hath

You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled. 2 In every condition, in sickness, in health,

In poverty's vale, or abounding with wealt
At home and abroad, on the land, on the s

As days may demand, so thy succour shall 3 “ Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismay

I; I am thy God, and will still give thee aid “I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause

to stand, “ Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent har 4. “When thro' the deep waters I cause theet

“ The rivers of trouble shall not thee o'erflo “For I will be with thee, thy troubles to ble

“ And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 5 “When through fiery trials thy path way sha

“My grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply “ The flame shall not hurt thee, I only desig

“ Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to ref 6 “E'en down to old age, all my people shall pl

“My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love “ And when hoary hairs shall their temples al

“Like lambs they shall still in my bosom bel 7 “The soul that on Jesus hath lean'd for repa

“ I will not, I will not, desert to bis foes;
“ That soul, tho' all hell should endeavor

“ I'll never, no never, no never forsake."

23. God's Fidelity to his Promises. Rom. xi. 29.


I THE promises I sing,

1 Which sovereign love hath spoke;
Nor will th’ eternal King,
His words of grace revoke;

They stand secure,
And stedfast still;
Not Zion's hill,
Abides so sure.

2 The mountains melt away,
When once the Judge appears,
And sun and moon decay,
That measure mortal years;

But still the same, b. In radiant lines,

The promise shines,
Through all the flame.

3 Their harmony shall sound,

Through my attentive ears,
When thunders cleave the ground,
And dissipate the spheres ;

Midst all the shock,
Of that dread scene,
I stand serene,
Thy word my rock.

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