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In vain our liberty!
Formal and dead to thee?
1 With Israel's God who can compare?
2 Upheld by everlasting arms,
Thou art secur'd from foes and harms;
HYMN XCVII—Hubakkuk iii. 17, 18.
Jesus is mine! I'm now prepar'd To meet with what I thought most hard;Yes, let the winds of trouble blow, And comforts melt away like snow:No blasted trees, or failing crops, Can hinder my eternal hopes;
Tho' creatures change, the Lord's the same;Then let me triumph in his name.
We seek a rest beyond the skies, In everlasting day;
The swelling flood, and raging flame,
Hear and obey his word; Then let us triumph in his name,
Our Saviour is the Lord.
HYMN XCIX.—Deut. xxxfi. 9, 10.
1 The saints Immanuel's portion are, Redeem'd by price, reclaim'd by pow'r; His special choice, and tender care, Owns them and guards them ev'ry hour.
2 He finds them in a barren land, Beset with sins, and fears, and foes; He leads and guides them by his hand, And bears them safe from all their foes.
HYMN C—Hebrews xiii. 20—22.
1 Now may he who from the dead Brought the Shepherd of the sheep,
2 May he teach us to fulfil What is pleasing in his sight;
3 To that dear Redeemer's praise, Who the cov'nant seal'd with blood,
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HYMN CI 2 Corinthians, xiii. 14.
May the grace of Christ our Saviour And the Father's boundless love,
The peace which God alone reveals, And by his word of grace imparts,
1 To thee our wants are known,
2 Oh, grant that each of us Now met before thee here, May meet together thus,
When thou and thine appear! And follow thee to heav'n our home: E'en so, Amen, Lord Jesus, come*.
1 The Father we adore,
And everlasting Son, t The Spirit of his love and pow'r, The glorious Three in One.
2 At the creation's birth This song was sung on high, Shall sound, through ev'ry age, on earth. And through eternity.
1 Father of angels and of men, Saviour, who hast us bought,
2 Thy glory, holy Three in One, Thy people's song shall be,
* Rev. xxii. 30.
1 Glory to God, the Father's name, To Jesus, who for sinners dy'd;
2 Thy praise was sung when time began By angels, through the starry spheres; And shall, as now, be sung by man Through vast eternity's long years.
Ye saints on earth, ascribe, with heav'n's high host, Glory and honour to the One in Three,
As was, and is, and evermore shall be,