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It sooths his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
And calms the troubled breast; "Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
My shield and biding-place;
With boundless stores of grace.
My prophet, priest, and king;
Accept the praise I bring.
And cold my warmest thought;
I'll praise thee as I ought.
With every fleeting breath;
the music of thy name Refresh my soul in death. 117
Portugal New. THE gospel brings tidings to each wounded
soul, That Jesus the Saviour can make it quite
And what makes this gospel so precious to me,
What endless glory shines:
For these celestial lines.
Exhaustless riches find,
And lasting as the mind.
Spreads heavenly peace around,
Attend the blissful sound,
My ever dear delight,
And still increasing light.
Divine instructor, gracious Lord,
Be thou for ever near;
And view my Saviour there. 119
THE law commands and makes us know
Ashley. SALVATION, Oh ! the joyful sound !
'Tis pleasure to our ears : A sovereign balm for every wound,
A cordial for our fears.
Buried in sorrow and in sin,
At hell's dark door, we lay,': 'Till we arose by grace divine,
To see a heavenly day. Salvation ! let the echo fly
The spacious earth around; While all the armies of the sky
Conspire to raise the sound. 121
Foundling. LET everlasting glories crown
Thy head, my Saviour, ind my Lord; Tby hands have brought salvation down,
And writ the blessings in thy word. What if we trace the world around,
And search from Britain to Japan,
So just to God, so safe for man.
Some solid ground to rest upon ;
'Till we apply to Christ alone. How well thy blessed truths agree!
How wise and holy thy commands ! Thy promises how firm they be!
How firm our hope, our comfort stands ! Should all the forms that men devise,
Assault my faith with treacherous art;
I'd call them vanities and lies,
And bind the gospel to my heart, 122
Ebenezer New. BLEST are the souls that hear and know
The gospels joyful sound:
And light their steps surround.
Through their Redeemer's name;
Nor satan dares condemn.
Strength and salvation gives:
Thy God for ever lives. 123
Acton. FIRM as the earth thy gospel stands,
My Lord, my hope, my trust: If I am found in Jesus' hands,
My soul can ne'er be lost.
The meanest of his sheep;
His hands securely keep;