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2 Deep in unfathomable mines.

or never failing skill,
He trensures up his bright designs,

And works his sov'reign will.
3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take:

The clouds ye so much dreant
Are big with merey, and shall break

In blessings on your head,
4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning proviilence

He hides a smiling fuce.
5 His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour :
The bud niny have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the fluwer.
6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,

And scan his work in vain :
God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain.

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A blessing for those toho mourn.
FEM not that they are blest alone

; For Gol, who pities man, his shown

A blessing for the eyes that weep.
2 The light of smiles eball fill Agnin

The lile that overt... with teare;
And weary hours of wonn prill,

Are prunises of happier year's.
3 There is a day of cudny rest,

For very imrk and troubled night; Thous! grief may bide an evening besta

Yet joy shall come with early light

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4 Nor let the good man's trust depart,

Though life its common gifts deny,-Though with a pierced and broken heart,

And spurn'd of men, he goes to die. 8 For God has mark'd each sorrowing day,

And number'd every secret tear; And heaven's eternal bliss shall pay

For all his children suffer here.

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At evening time it shall be light."
Welcummey through a vale of tears,
And worldly cares, and worldly fears,

Go with us to the last.
2 Not to the last! Thy word hath said,

Could we but read aright,
Poor pilgrim, lift in hope thy head;

At eve it shall be light!
3 Though earth-born shadows how may shroud

Thy thorny path awhile,
God's blessed word can part each cloud,

And bid the sunshine smile. 4 Only believe, in living faith,

His love and power divine,
And ere thy sun shall set in death,

His light shall round thee shine.
6 When tempest clouds are dark on high,

His bow of love and peace
Shines sweetly in the vaulted sky,-

A pledge that storms shall cease.
6 Hold on thy way, with hope unchill'd,

By faith and not by sight,
And thou shalt own his word fulfillid,

At eve it shall be light,

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THOU who driest the moumer's tear,

How dark this world would be,
If, when deceived and wounded here,

We could not fly to thee.
9 The friends who in our sunshine live,

When winter comes, are flown;
And he who has but tears to give,

Must weep those tears alone.
3 But Christ can heal that broken heart,

Which, like the plants that throw
Their fragrance from the wounded part,

Breathes sweetness out of wo.
40 who could bear life's stormy doom,

Did not His wing of love
Come brightly wafting through the gloom,

Our peace-branch from above.
5 Then sorrow, touch'd by Him, grows brighling

With more than rapture's ray;
As darkness shows us worlds of light,

We never saw by day.
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Crosses are blessings.
CINCE all the varying scenes of time

God's watchful eye surveys,
0, who so wise to choose our lot,

Or to appoint our ways !
2 Good, when he gives--supremely good,

Nor less when he denies;
E'en crosses, from his sov'rnign hand,

Are blessings in disguise.
3 Why should we doubt a Father's love,

So constant and so kind!
To his unerring, gracious will
Be every wish resign'd.

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C.M. Radiant hope. 0

WHO, in such a world as this,

Could bear his lot of pain,
Did not one radiant hope of bliss

Unclouded yet remains
Thnt hope the sov'reign Lord has given,

Who reigns above the skies:
Hope that unites the soul to heaven

By faith's endearing ties.
2 Each care, each ill of mortal birth,

Is sent in pitying love,
To lift the líng'ring heart from earth,

Aud speed its flight above.
And every pung that wrings the breast,

And every joy that dies,
Tell us to seek a purer rest,

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Out from the land of bondage came, Her father's God before her moved,

An awful guide, in smoke and flame. 2 By day, along the astonish'd lands

The cloudy pillar glided slow; By night, Arabia's erimson'd sands

Return'd the fiery column's glow. 3 Thus present still, though now upseen,

When brightly shines the prosp'rous day, Be thoughts of thee a cloudy screen,

To temper the deceitful ray. 4 And 0, when gathers on our path,

In shade and storm, the frequent night, Be thon, long-suff'ring, slow to wrath,

A burning and 4 shining light.

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Remember me !
THOU from whom all goodness flows,
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I lift my soul to thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,

O Lord, remember me.
2 If, for thy sake, upon my name

Reproach and shame shall be,
I'll hail reproach, and welcome shamo;

O Lord, remember me.
3 When worn with pain, disease, and grief,

This feeble body see ;,
Grant patience, rest, and kind relief;

O Lord, remember me.
4 When, in the solemn hour of death,

I wait thy just decree,
Be this the prayer of my last breath,-

O Lord, remember me.
5 And when before thy throne I stand,

And lift my soul to thee,
Then, with the saints at thy right hand,

O Lord, remember me. 753

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Remember Calvary !
suff'rings all to thee are known,
Regard my grief, regard thine own:

Jesus, remember Calvary!
2 For whom didst thou the cross endure!

Who nail'd thy body to the tree ! Did not thy death my life procure!

O let thy mercy answer me. 3 Art thou not touch'd with human wo!

Hath pity left the Son of man! Dost thou not all my sorrows know, And claim a share in all my pain

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