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4 Thou wilt not break a bruiséd reed,

Or quench the smallest spark of grace, Till through the soul thy power is spread,

Thy all-victorious righteousness. 5 The day of small and feeble things,

I know thou never wilt despise; I know, with healing in his wings,

The Sun of righteousness shall rise.

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C. M. In fear and trembling. FATHER of lights, thy needful aid Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid

Of our own treach'rous heart.
2 O'erwhelm'd with justest fear, again

To thee for help we call :
Where many mightier have been slain,

By thee unsaved, we fall.
3 Ah! what avails superior light,

Without superior love;
We see the truth, we judge aright,
And wisdom's ways approve.

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4 In spite of our resolves, we fear

Our own infirmity;
And tremble at the trial near,

And cry, O God, to thee!
5 Our only help in danger's hour,

Our only strength thou art;
Above the world and Satan's power,

And grouter than our heart.
6 Us from ourselves thou canst secure,

In pature's slipp'ry ways;
And make our feeble footsteps sure,

By thy sufficient grace.

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Jesus, the friend of the friendless.
COD of my life, to thee I call;
G Amicted, at thy feet I fall;
When the great water-floods prevail,
Leave not my trembling heart to fail.
2 Friend of the friendless, and the faint,
Where should I lodge my deep complaint!
Where-but with thee, whose open door
Invites the helpless and the poor!
8 Did over mourner plead with thee,
And thou refuse that mourner's plea!
Does not the promise still remain,
That none shall seek thy face in vain !
4 Poor I may be--despised, forgot,
Yet God, my God, forgets me not;
And he is safe, and must succeed,
For whom the Saviour deigns to plead.

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Meekness and patience. !
THON Lamb of God, thou Prince of peace,

For thee my thirsty soul do- pine ;
My longing heart in plores thy ruce ;

O make me in thy likeness shine.
9 With freudless, even, humble mind,

Thy will in all things may I see ;
In love be every wish resign'd,

And ballow'd my whole heart to thee.
8 When pain o'er my weak flesh prevails,

With lamb-like patience arm my breast;
When grief my wounded soul assails,

In lowly meekness niny I rest.
4 Close lig thy side still may I keep,

Howe'er life's various current Auw;
With steadfast eye mark every step

And follow where my Lord doth go.

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5 Thou, Lord, the dreadful fight hast won;

Alone thou hast the wine-press trod; In me thy strength’ning grace be shown: O may I conquer through thy blood.

I 6 So, when on Zion thou shalt stand,

And all heaven's host adore their King, Shall I be found at thy right hand,

And, free from pain, thy glories sing. 757

L.M. Patient thankfulness and trust, TERNAL beam of Light divine,

Fountain of unexhausted love;
In whom the Father's glories shine,

Through earth beneath, and heaven above2 Jesus, the weary wandfrer's rest,

Give me thy easy yoke to bear; With steadfast patience ann my breast,

With spotless love and lowly fear. 8 Thankful I take the cup from thee,

Prepared and mingled by thy skill: Though bitter to the taste it be,

Powerful the wounded soul to heal. 4 Be thou, O Rock of ages, nigh!

So shall each murm’ring thought be gone And grief, and fear, and care shall fly,

As clouds before the mid-day sun. & Speak to my warring passions,—Peace;

Say to my trembling heart, -Be still; Thy power my strength and fortress is,

For all things serve thy sov'reign will. 6 O death I where is thy sting! Where now

Thy boasted victory, O grave! Who shall contend with God I or who

Can hurt whom God delights to savet

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C. M,
Submissive resignation.
O and the meest redesire fulfil,

help ine to
Life, health, and comfort to thy will,

And make thy pleasure mine.
2 Why should I shrink at thy command,

Whose love forbids my fears?
Or tremble at the gracivus hand

That wipes away my tears?
3 No! rather let me freely yield

What most I prize to thee,
Who never hast a good with beld,

Or wilt withhold from me.
4 Thy favour, all my journey through,

Shall be my rich supply;
What else I want, or think I do,

Let wisdom still deny.
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Not my will, but thine be done.

, all-good,
In thee I firmly trust;
Thy ways, unknown or understood,

Are merciful and just.
2 May I remember that to thee

W bate'er I have I owe;
And back in gratitude from me,

May all thy bounties flow,
3 Thy gifts are only then enjoy'd,

When used as talents lent;
Those talents only well employ'd,

When in thy service spent.
4 And thongh thy wisdom takes away,

Shall I arraign thy will!
No! let me bless thy Name, and say,--

The Lord is gracious still.

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L. M. Comfort in the promises. 0

GOD! to thee we raise our eyes;

Calm resignation we implore; O let no murm'ring thought arise,

But humbly let us still adore. 2 With meek submission may we bear

Each needful cross thou shalt ordain; Nor think our trials too severe,

Nor dare thy justice to arraign. 3 For though mysterious now thy ways

To erring mortals may appear, Hereafter we thy name shall praise,

For all our keenest suff'rings here. 4 Thy needful help, O God, afford,

Nor let 118 sink in deep despair; Aid us to trust thy sacred word,

And find our sweetest comfort there. 761

Patient in tribulation, WITH trouble laden-grief oppress'd, WT

Wings had I like a dove, I'd fly away, and be at rest,

Within a world above !--
2 A world where angels, pure as fair,

Swell Jesus' glorious train;.
Nor sin may make intrusion there,

Nur death an entrance gain;3 W'bere God's own hand shall wipe away

The tears from every face; And Jesus to his saints display

His mysteries of grace. 4 Yet, Loril, each murm’ring thought control;

Each anxious wish repress :
To thee I would resign my soul,
And wait till thou shalt bless.

C.M.

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