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23. “Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” 7.
l Jesus, Lord, we look to thee;
Let us in thy name agree;
Shew thyself the Prince of Peace,
Bid our jars for ever cease.
2. By thy reconciling love
Ev'ry stumbling block remove;
Each to each do thou endear,
Come and spread thy banner here.
3 Make us of one heart and mind,
Courteous, pitiful, and kind,
Lowly, meek in thought and word,
Altogether like our Lord:
4 Free from anger and from pride,
Let us thus in thee abide;
All the depths of love express,
All the height of holiness.
5 Let us each for other care,
Each his brother's burden bear;
To thy church the pattern give,
Show how true believers live.
6 Let us then with joy remove
To thy family above;
On the wings of angels fly,
Shew how true believers die.
1 Wira joy we meditate the grace
Of our High Priest above;
His heart is made of tenderness,
His bowels melt with love.
2 Touch'd with a sympathy within,
He knows our feeble frame;
He knows what sore temptations mean,
For he has felt the same. *
3 But spotless, innocent, and pure,
The great Redeemer stood,
While Satan's fiery darts he bore,
Resisting unto blood:
4 He, in the days of feeble flesh,
Pour'd out strong cries and tears;
And, in his measure, feels afresh
What ev'ry member bears.
5 He'll never quench the smoking flax,
But raise it to a flame;
A bruised reed he never breaks,
Nor scorns the meanest name.
6 Then let our humble faith address
His mercy and his pow'r;
We shall obtain deliv'ring grace
In each distressing hour.
l In themselves as weak as worms,
How can poor believers stand,
When temptations, foes, and storms,
Press them close on ev'ry hand?
2 Weak indeed they feel they are,
But they know the throne of grace;
And the God who answers pray'r
Helps them when they seek his face.
3 Tho' the Lord awhile delay,
Succour they at length obtain;
He, who taught their hearts to pray,
Will not let them cry in vain.
4 Wrestling pray’r can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Pray'r can force a passage thro'
Iron bars and brazen gates.
6 Peter, tho' confin'd and chain'd,
Pray'r prevail'd and brought him out;
When Elijah pray'd it rain'd,
After three long years of drought.
7 We can likewise witness bear
That the Lord is still the same;
Tho' we fear'd he would not hear,
Suddenly deliv'rance came.
8 For the wonders he has wrought
Let us now our praises give;
And, by sweet experience taught,
Call upon him while we live.
- My soul, repeat his praise,
Whose mercies are so great;
Whose anger is so slow to rise,
So ready to abate.
High as the heav'ns are rais'd
Above the ground we tread,
So far the riches of his grace
Our highest thoughts exceed.
The pity of the Lord,
To those that fear his name,
Is such as tender parents feel:
He knows our feeble frame.
Our days are as the grass,
Or like the morning flow'r;
If one sharp blast sweep o'er the field,
It withers in an hour.
But thy compassions, Lord,
To endless years endure;
And children's children ever find
Thy word of promise sure.
27. I am the Lord that healeth thee. Exod. xv. C. M.
l |HI EAL us, Immanuel, here we are,
Waiting to feel thy touch;
Deep wounded souls to thee repair,
And, Saviour, we are such.
2 Our faith is feeble, we confess, We faintly trust thy word;
But wilt thou pity us the less?
Be that far from thee, Lord.
3 Remember him who once apply'd,
With trembling, for relief;
“Lord, I believe, (with tears he cry'd,)
O help my unbelief.”
4 She too who touch'd thee in the press,
And healing virtue stole,
Was answer'd, “Daughter, go in peace,
Thy faith has made thee whole.”
5 Conceal’d amid the gath'ring throng,
She would have shunn'd thy view,
And, if her faith was firm and strong,
Had strong misgivings too.
6 Like her, with hopes and fears, we come
To touch thee, if we may;
O send us not despairing home,
Send none unheal’d away!