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3 How long the race of David held,
The promis'd Jewish throne !
To David's greater Son.
A throne above the skies ;
Shall to that glory rise. 3 Lord God of hosts ! thy wondrous ways,
Are sung by saints above;
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.
And then thy praise they sung ;
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 ;
The people that he chose.
Who lov'd their ancient race;
Amen, to all the praise.
320. The same. (C. M.)
E'en when he hides his face !
His glory and his grace. 2 Then why, my soul, these sad complaints,
Since Christ and we are one?
Is faithful to his Son.
And part of heav'n possess'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,
Of our eternal King.
And sound his pow'r abroad :
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.
The mighty promise shines;
Those everlasting lines.
And make them when he please ;
Fulfils his great decrees.
As that which built the skies;
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
“ 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;
23. God's Fidelity to his Promises. Rom. xi. 29.
I THE promises I sing,
1 Which sovereign love hath spoke;
They stand secure,
2 The mountains melt away,
But still the same, b. In radiant lines,
The promise shines,
3 Their harmony shall sound,
Through my attentive ears,
Midst all the shock,