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IN TIMES OF DISTRESS AND DANGER.
O God, that madest earth and sky, the darkness and the day,
Give ear to this thy family, and help us when we pray.
For wide the waves of bitterness around our vessel roar,
And heavy grows the pilot's heart to view the rocky shore.
The cross our master bore for us, for him we sain would bear,
But mortal strength to weakness turns, and courage to despair.
Then mercy on our failings, Lord, our sinking faith renew,
And when thy sorrows visit us, O send thy patience too.
INTENDED TO BE SUNG ON OCCASION OF HIS PREACHING A SERMON FOR THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY, IN APRIL, 1820.
From Greenland’s icy mountains,
What though the spicy breezes
Can we, whose souls are lighted
Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,
AN INTROIT TO BE SUNG BETWEEN THE LITANY AND COMMUNION SERVICE.
O most merciful!
BEFORE THE SACRAMENT.
BREAD of the world, in mercy broken ;
By whom the words of life were spoken,
Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
And be thy feast to us the token