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Through this vain world he guides our feet,
And leads us to his heavenly seat:
His mercies ever shall endure,
When this vain world shall be no more.
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Leon
1st. PART.
THE God of Abr’ham praise,

Who reigns enthron'd above;
Ancient of everlasting days;

And God of love!
Jehovah, great I AM!

By earth and heaven confess'd;
I bow and bless the sacred name,

For ever bless'd.
The God of Abr’ham praise,

At whose supreme command,
From earth I'd rise, and seek the joys

At his right band:
I'd all on earth forsake,

Its wisdom, fame, and power ;
And him my only portion make,

My shield and tower.
The God of Abr’ham praise,

Whose all-sufficient grace
Shall guide me all my happy days,

In all his ways :
He calls a worm his frien

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He makes himself my God :

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And he shall save me to the end,

Through Jesus' blood.
He by himself hath sworn;

I on his oath depend ;
I shall, on eagles' wings upborne,

To heaven ascend :
I shall behold his face,

I shall his pow'r adore,
And sing the wonders of his grace

For evermore.
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Leoni.
2nd. PART.
THO' nature's strength decay,

And earth and hell withstand
To Canaan's bounds I urge my way,

At God's command :
The watery deep I pass,

With Jesus in my view,
And through the howling wilderness,

My way pursue.
The goodly land I see,

With peace and plenty blest;
The land of sacred liberty

And endless rest:
There milk and honey flow,

And oil and wine abound;
And trees of life for ever grow,

With glory crown'd.

There dwells the Lord our King,

The Lord our righteousness! Triumphant o'er the world and sin,

The Prince of peace;
On Sion's sacred height,

His kingdom still maintains ;
And glorious, with his saints in light,

For ever reigns.
There all the heavenly host

Give thanks to God on bigh,
“ Hail Father, Son, and Holy Ghost !"

They ever cry:
Hail Abram's God and mine!

I join the heavenly lays;
All might and majesty are thine,

And endless praise. 12

Bedford. GOD is a Spirit, just and wise,

He sees our inmost mind;
In vain to heaven we raise our cries,

And leave our souls behind,
Nothing but truth before his throne,

With honour can appear;
The painted hypocrites are known

Through the disguise they wear.
Their lifted eyes salute the skies,

Their bended knees the ground ;

But God abhors the sacrifice

In which no heart is found.

Lord, search my thoughts and try my ways,

And make my soul sincere; Then shall I stand before thy face,

And find acceptance there.

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Old Hundredth.

LORD thou hast search'd my spirit through,
Thine eye commands, with piercing view,
My rising and my resting hours,
My heart and flesh with all their powers.
My thoughts before they are my own,
Are to my God distinctly known;
He knows the words I mean to speak,
E’er from my opening lips they break.
Within thy circling power I stand ;
On every side I find thy hand;
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God.
Amazing knowledge, vast and great!
What large extent! what lofty height !
My soul with all the powers 1 boast,
Is in the boundless subject lost.
O may these thoughts possess my breast,
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest;

Nor let my weaker passions dare Consent to sin,-for God is there. 14

Acton. OUR God, how firm his promise stands,

E'en when he hides his face;
He trusts in our Redeemer's hands

His glory and his grace.
Then why, our souls, these sad complaints,

Since Christ and we are one ?
Our God is faithful to his saints,

Is faithful to his Son.
Beneath bis smiles our hearts have lived,

And part of heaven possess'd ;
We'll praise his name for grace receiv’d,

And trust him for the rest. 15

noo Gabriel New. NOW shall my inward joys arise,

And burst into a song ; . Almighty love inspires my heart,

And pleasure tunes my tongue. God on his thirsty Sion-bill,

Some mercy drops has thrown ;
And solemn oaths have bound his love,

To shower salvation down,
Why do we then indulge our fears,

Suspicions and complaints ?

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