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The loving-kindness of the Lord.


His grace to thee proclaim;
And all that is within me, join
To bless his holy Name.
2 The Lord forgives thy sins,-
Prolongs thy feeble breath;
He healeth thine infirmities,

And ransoms thee from death.
3 He clothes thee with his love,-
Upholds thee with his truth;
And like the eagle he renews
The vigour of thy youth.
4 Then bless his holy Name

Whose grace hath made thee whole; Whose loving-kindness crowns thy days: O bless the Lord, my soul.


C. M.

Grateful acknowledgment.


LOVE the Lord: he heard my cries,
And pitied every groan:
Long as I live, when troubles rise,
I'll hasten to his throne.

2 I love the Lord: he bow'd his ear,
And chased my grief away:

O let my heart no more despair,
While I have breath to pray.

3 The Lord beheld me sore distress'd;
He bade my pains remove:
Return, my soul, to God thy rest,
For thou hast known his love.


25th P. M. 77, 87, 77, 87. Fearless in the fire of tribulation. EAD of the Church triumphant,


Till thou appear, thy members here
Shall sing like those
We lift our hearts and voices
With blest anticipation;
And cry aloud, and give to God
The praise of our salvation.

2 Thou dost conduct thy people
Through torrents of temptation;
Nor will we fear, while thou art near,
The fire of tribulation:

The world, with sin and Satan,

In vain our march opposes; By thee we shall break through them all, And sing the song of Moses.

3 By faith we see the glory
To which thou shalt restore us;
The cross despise for that high prize
Which thou hast set before us:
And if thou count us worthy,
We each, as dying Stephen,
Shall see thee stand, at God's right hand,
To take us up to heaven.


25th P. M. 77, 87, 77, 87.

Triumphing in delivering grace.

WORSHIP, and thanks, and blessing,

And to ;Jesus alone defends his own,

When earth and hell oppress us.
Jesus with joy we witness,
Almighty to deliver;

Our seals set to, that God is true,
And reigns a King forever.

2 Omnipotent Redeemer,

Our ransom'd souls adore thee; Our Saviour thou, we find it now, And give thee all the glory. We sing thine arm unshorten'd, Brought through our sore temptation: With heart and voice in thee rejoice, The God of our salvation.

3 The world's and Satan's malice,
Thou, Jesus, hast confounded;
And by thy grace, with songs of praise,
Our happy souls resounded.
Accepting our deliv'rance,

We triumph in thy favour;
And for the love which now we prove,
Shall praise thy name forever.


1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.

The ever-present Saviour

our hearts we

Our hearts with love to thee o'erflow,
With thanks for thy continued gift,
That still thy gracious Name we know ;
Retain our sense of sin forgiven,
And wait for all our inward heaven.

2 What mighty troubles hast thou shown
Thy feeble, tempted foll'wers here:
We have through fire and water gone;
But saw thee on the floods appear,
And felt thee present in the flame,
And shouted our Deliv'rer's name.

3 Thou who hast kept us to this hour,
O keep us faithful to the end!
When, robed in majesty and power,

Our Jesus shall from heaven descend,
His friends and witnesses to own,
And seat us on his glorious throne.


Lord, lift thou up thy servant's head;
My glory, shield, and solace be.
2 Thus to the Lord I raised my cry;-
He heard me from his holy hill;
At his command the waves roll'd by;

He beckon'd, and the winds were still. 3 I laid me down and slept,-I woke; Thou, Lord, my spirit didst sustain ; Bright from the east the morning broke,― Thy comforts rose on me again.


God, my glory and my shield.
God for thee:
tempter to my soul hath said,→

4 I will not fear, though armed throngs Surround my steps in all their wrath; Salvation to the Lord belongs;

His presence guards his people's path. 890

L. M.

His everlasting arms of love.

HOW do thy mercies close me round!
thy Name adored;
I blush in all things to abound;
The servant is above his Lord.
2 Inured to poverty and pain,

A suff'ring life my Master led;
The Son of God, the Son of man,

He had not where to lay his head. 3 But lo! a place he hath prepared

For me, whom watchful angels keep; Yea, he himself becomes my guard;

He smooths my bed, and gives me sleep. 4 Jesus protects; my fears, begone:

What can the Rock of Ages move? Safe in thy arms I lay me down,Thine everlasting arms of love.



Sin, earth, and hell, I now defy:
I lean upon my Saviour's breast.
2 I rest beneath the' Almighty's shade,
My griefs expire, my troubles cease;
Thou, Lord, on whom my soul is stay'd,
Wilt keep me still in perfect peace.
3 Me for thine own thou lov'st to take,
In time and in eternity;

Thou never, never wilt forsake

A helpless worm that trusts in thee.


Continued.-Confident security.
HILE thou art intimately nigh,

2 Thrice comfortable hope,

That calms my troubled breast;
My Father's hand prepares the cup,
And what he wills is best.

Steadfast reliance upon the promises.
WAY, my needless fears,
And doubts, no longer mine;
A ray of heavenly light appears,—
A messenger divine.


3 If what I wish is good,
And suits the will divine,-
By earth and hell in vain withstood,
I know it shall be mine.

L. M.

4 Still let them counsel take

To frustrate his decree;

They cannot keep a blessing back,
By Heaven design'd for me.

S. M.

5 Here then I doubt no more,
But in his pleasure rest;
Whose wisdom, love, and truth, and power,
Engage to make me blest.

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