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1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.

Steadfast reliance and confident anticipation.

waves and storms


Though strength, and health, and friends be

Though joys be wither'd all, and dead,
Though every comfort be withdrawn;
On this my steadfast soul relies,-
Father, thy mercy never dies.

2 Fix'd on this ground will I remain, Though my heart fail, and flesh decay; This anchor shall my soul sustain,

When earth's foundations melt away; Mercy's full power I then shall prove, Loved with an everlasting Love.


1st P. M.

I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. EACE, doubting heart, my God's I am; my

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The Lord hath call'd me by my name;
The Lord protects, forever near;
His blood for me did once atone,
And still he loves and guards his own.

2 When, passing through the watery deep,
I ask in faith his promised aid,
The waves an awful distance keep,

And shrink from my devoted head:
Fearless, their violence I dare;
They cannot harm, for God is there!
3 To Him mine eye of faith I turn,

And through the fire pursue my way;
The fire forgets its power to burn,—

The lambent flames around me play:
I own his power, accept the sign,
And shout to prove the Saviour mine.


IN every trying hour

My soul to Jesus flies;
I trust in his almighty power,
When swelling billows rise.
2 His comforts bear me up;
I trust a faithful God;
The sure foundation of my hope
Is in my Saviour's blood.
3 Loud hallelujahs sing,
To our Redeemer's Name;
In joy or sorrow-life or death-
His love is still the same.


The sure foundation.

S. M.

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The servant shall be as his Lord.

HY every suff'ring servant, Lord,

as To all thy inward life restored,

And outwardly conform'd to thee: Out of thy grave the saints shall rise, And grasp, through death, the glorious prize. 2 This is the straight, the royal way That leads us to the courts above: Here let us ever, ever stay,

Till, on the wings of perfect love, We take our last, triumphant flight, From Calvary's to Zion's height.


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Triumphant confidence in the Saviour. TILL nigh me, O my Saviour, stand, And guard in fierce temptation's hour; Hide in the hollow of thy hand;

Show forth in me thy saving power:
Still be thy arms my sure defence,
Nor earth nor hell shall pluck me thence.

2 Since thou hast bid me come to thee, (Good as thou art, and strong to save,) I'll walk o'er life's tempestuous sea, Upborne by the unyielding wave; Dauntless, though rocks of pride be near, And yawning whirlpools of despair. 3 When darkness intercepts the skies,

And sorrow's waves around me roll,
And high the storms of troubles rise,

And half o'erwhelm my sinking soul;
My soul a sudden calm shall feel,
And hear a whisper,-Peace; be still!
4 Though in affliction's furnace tried,

Unhurt, on snares and death I'll tread;
Though sin assail, and hell, thrown wide,
Pour all its flames upon my head;
Like Moses' bush I'll mount the higher,
And flourish, unconsumed, in fire.


L. M.

It is I; be not afraid.

W raging storm,
HEN power divine in mortal form
In soothing accents Jesus said,—
Lo, it is I; be not afraid.

2 So when in silence nature sleeps,
And lonely watch the mourner keeps,
One thought shall every pang remove-
Trust, feeble man, thy Maker's love.
3 God calms the tumult and the storm;
He rules the seraph and the worm:
No creature is by him forgot
Of those who know, or know him not.

4 And when the last dread hour shall come,
And shudd'ring nature wait her doom,
This voice shall wake the pious dead,—
Lo, it is I; be not afraid.


L. M.


His loving kindness is better than life.
GOD, thou art my God alone;
Early to thee my soul shall cry;
A pilgrim in a land unknown,-
A thirsty land, whose springs are dry.
2 Thee, in the watches of the night,
When I remember on my bed,
Thy presence makes the darkness light;
Thy guardian wings are round my head.
3 Better than life itself, thy love;
Dearer than all beside to me;
For whom have I in heaven above,

Or what on earth, compared with thee? 4 Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice, For all thy mercy I will give ;

My soul shall still in God rejoice,-
My tongue shall bless thee while I live.


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Jesus, the same yesterday, to-day, and forever.
on the fidelity
Of my redeeming Lord,
I shall his salvation see,
According to his word:
Credence to his word I give;

My Saviour in distresses past
Will not now his servant leave,
But bring me through at last.
2 Better than my boding fears

To me thou oft hast proved;
Oft observed my silent tears,

And challenged thy beloved:
Mercy to my rescue flew,

And death ungrasp'd his fainting prey;
Pain before thy face withdrew,
And sorrow fled away.

3 Now as yesterday the same,
In all my troubles nigh,
Jesus, on thy word and name
I steadfastly rely:
Sure as now the grief I feel,

The promised joy I soon shall have;
Saved again, to sinners tell
Thy power and will to save.

4 To thy blessed will resign'd,
And stay'd on that alone,
I thy perfect strength shall find,—
Thy faithful mercies own;
Compass'd round with songs of praise,
My all to my Redeemer give;
Spread thy miracles of grace,
And to thy gry live.



C. M.

Vanity of earthly enjoyments.

HOW vain are all things here below;
false, and yet
Each pleasure hath its poison too,
And every sweet a snare.


2 The brightest things below the sky
Give but a flatt'ring light;
We should suspect some danger nigh,
Where we possess delight.

3 Our dearest joys, and nearest friends,
The partners of our blood,
How they divide our wav'ring minds,
And leave but half for God.

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