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C. M.

Grateful praise for delivering mercy.
THOU, who, when we did complain,
Didst all our griefs remove;
O Saviour, do not now disdain
Our humble praise and love.


2 Since thou a pitying ear didst give,
And hear us when we pray'd,
We'll call upon thee while we live,
And never doubt thy aid.

3 Pale death, with all his ghastly train,
Our soul's encompass'd round;
Anguish, and fear, and dread, and pain,
On every side we found.

4 To thee, O Lord of life, we pray'd,
And did for succour flee:

O save,-in our distress we said,-
The souls that trust in thee.

5 How good thou art! how large thy grace! How ready to forgive!

Thy mercies crown our fleeting days;
And by thy love we live.

6 Our eyes no longer drown'd in tears,
Our feet from falling free;
Redeem'd from death and guilty fears,
O Lord, we'll live to thee.


All things in Christ.

S. M.

THOU very present aid

In suff'ring and distress;
The mind which still on thee is stay'd,
Is kept in perfect peace.

2 The soul by faith reclined
On the Redeemer's breast,
'Mid raging storms, exults to find
An everlasting rest.

3 Sorrow and fear are gone,
Whene'er thy face appears;
It stills the sighing orphan's moan,
And dries the widow's tears.

4 It hallows every cross;
It sweetly comforts me;
Makes me forget my every loss,
And find my all in thee.

5 Jesus, to whom I fly,
With all my wishes fill;
What though created streams are dry?
I have the fountain still.

6 Stripp'd of each earthly friend, I find them all in one:

And peace and joy which never end,
And heaven, in Christ, begun.


Afflictions blessed.

OW tender is thy hand,

Afflictions came at thy command,
And left us at thy word.

2 How gentle was the rod
That chasten'd us for sin!
How soon we found a smiling God
Where deep distress had been!

3 A Father's hand we felt,
A Father's love we knew:
'Mid tears of penitence we knelt,
And found his promise true.
4 Now will we bless the Lord,
And in his strength confide:
Jehovah ever be adored,

There is no God beside.

S. M.

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The benefit of affliction.

LORD, when to thee my sinking soul

Did in

Thy mercy did my griefs control,
And all my wants supply.

C. M.

2 How oft, when dark misfortune's band
Around their victim stood,
The seeming ill, at thy command,
Hath changed to real good!

3 The tempest that obscured the sky
Hath set my spirit free

From earthly care and sensual joy,
And turn'd my thoughts to thee.

4 Affliction's blast hath made me learn
To feel for others' wo;

And humbly seek, with deep concern,
My own defects to know."

5 Then rage, ye storms; ye billows, roar;
My heart defies your shock:
Ye make me cling to God the more,-
To God, my shelt'ring rock.


C. M.

Delivering grace celebrated.

ORD, thou hast heard thy servants cry,
And rescued from grave;

Now shall we live-for none can die

Whom God delights to save.

2 Thy praise, more constant than before,
Shall fill our daily breath;

Thy hand, that hath chastised us sore,
Defends us still from death.

3 Here, with the' assembly of thy saints,
Our cheerful voice we raise;
Here we have told thee our complaints,
And here we speak thy praise.



C. M.


Praises to the incarnate Son.

FOR a thousand seraph tongues
To bless the' incarnate Word!
O for a thousand thankful songs
In honour of my Lord!

2 Come, tune afresh your golden lyres,
Ye angels round the throne;

Ye saints, in all your sacred choirs,
Adore the' eternal Son.


3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. Rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks. EJOICE, the Lord is King;

Mortals, give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore;
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

2 Jesus, the Saviour, reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When he had purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

3 His kingdom cannot fail,-
He rules o'er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

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4 He sits at God's right hand
Till all his foes submit,
And bow to his command,
And fall beneath his feet;

Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

5 He all his foes shall quell,
And all our sins destroy;
Let every bosom swell
With pure seraphic joy;
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

6 Rejoice in glorious hope,
Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take his servants up
To their eternal home;

We soon shall hear the' archangel's voice;
The trump of God shall sound,-Rejoice!


Glory begun below.
OME, ye that love the Lord,


Join in a song with sweet accord,
While ye surround his throne.
Let those refuse to sing
Who never knew our God,
But servants of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad.

S. M.

2 The God that rules on high,
That all the earth surveys,
That rides upon the stormy sky,
And calms the roaring seas;
This awful God is ours,
Our Father and our Love;
He will send down his heavenly powers,
To carry us above.

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