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3 To keep your armour bright,
Attend with conftant care;
And watching unto pray’r.
Stedfastly set your face ;
And use your every grace. 4 Pray, without ceasing pray,
(Your Captain gives the word) His summons cheerfully obey,
And call upon the Lord :
Instant in pray'r display ;
Pray, wit out ceasing pray.
added, LUKE xii. 31.
Be calm, and link into his will.
In mercy foops to hear thy cry;
“ Alk, and receive in Jesu's name.” 3 His stores are open all and free
To such as truly upright be ;
With all things else which he sees good. 4. Your sacred hairs which are so small,
By God himself are number'd all :
5 The ravens daily he doth feed,
And sends them food as they have need,
Yet as they lack he gives them more. 6 Then do not seek with anxious care,
What ye shall eat, or drink, or wear :
He knows that all these things you need. 7 Without reserve, give Christ your heart ;
Let him his righteousness impart;
With him you all things shall receive, % Thus shall the roul be truly blest
That seeks in God his only rest;
HY MN CLXXXIV. Come on, my partners in distress, My conorades through the wilderness,
Who fill your bodies feel ; Awhile forget your griefs and fears, And look beyond this vale of tears
To that celestial hill.
The faints' secure abode :
And scale the mount of God.
And by his fide fit down :
To patient faith the prize is sure,
The cross, shall wear the crown.
It brings to life the dead !
Triumphant with our Head.
The beatific light Shall fill heav'n's founding courts with praise, And wide diffuse the golden blaze
Of everlasting light.
The Spirits one and feven,
And filence heightens heav'n.. 7 In hope of that ecstatic pause, Jesu, we now sustain thy cross,
And at thy footstool fall,
And God is all in all.
Cast on the fidelity
Of my redeeming Lord,
According to bis 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 haft prov'd ; Oft observ'd my silent tears,
And challeng'd thy belov'd :
And death ungralp'd his fainting prey ;
In all my troubles nigh,
I stedfastly rely :
The promis'd joy I soon shall have ;
Thy pow'r and will to save, 4 To thy blessed will refign’d,
And stay'd on that alone,
Thy faithful mercies own;
My All to my Redeemer give, Spread thy miracles of grace, And for thy glory live.
Father, in thy name I pray
Of thy incarnate love, Humbly ask, that as my day
My suff'ring strength may prove : When my sorrows most increase,
Let thy strongest joys be giv'n; Jesu, come with my distress,
And agony is heav'n.
2 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
For good remember me !
For more than life on thee :
Till like burnish'd gold I thine,
To see tay face divine.
HYMN CLXXXVII. Trou Lamb of God, thou Prince of Peace,"
For thee my thirsty soul doth pine ! My longing heart implores thy grace,
O.make me in thy likeneis shine! 2 With fraudless, even, humble mind,
Thy will in all things may I fee ; In love be ev'ry with resign'd,
And hallow'd my whole heart to thee. 3 When pain o'er my weak flesh prevails,
With lamb-like patience arm my breast ;
In lowly meekness may I rest.
Howe'er iife's various current flow;
And follow thee where'er thou go.
Alone thou haft the wine-press trod :
O may I conquer through thy blood! 6 So when on Sion thou shalt stand,
And all heav'n's host adore their king,
And free fronı pain thy glories ling.