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Isaiah xxxv, 10. (7's.) 1 CHILDREN of the heav'nly King !

As ye journey, sweetly sing :
Sing your great Redeemer's praise,

Glorious in his works and ways. 2 Ye are travelling home to God,

In the way the fathers trod :
They are happy now-and ye

Soon their happiness shall see. 3 Shout, ye ransom’d flock and blest ;

Ye near Jesus' throne shall rest :
There your seat is now prepar'd ;

There your kingdomn and reward. 4 Fear not, brethren! joyful stand

On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son,

Bids you undismay'd go on.
5 Lord, submissive may we go,

Gladly leaving all below:
Only thou our leader be,
And we still will follow thee.

21 Hosea vi, 1–4. (c. m.)
1 COME, let us to the Lord our God

With contrite hearts return;
Our God is gracious, nor will leave

The desolate to mourn,

2 His voice commands the tempest forth,

And stills the stormy wave;
And though his arm be strong to smite,

'Tis also strong to save.
3 Our hearts, if God we seek to know,

Shall know him, and rejoice;
His coming like the morn shall be,

Like morning songs his voice. 4 As dew upon the tender herb,

Diffusing fragrance round;
As show'rs that usher in the spring,

And cheer the thirsty ground :
5 So shall his presence bless our souls,

And shed a joyful light;
That hallow'd morn shall chase away

The sorrows of the night,

Romans viii, 31, to the end. (c. M.)

1 LET christian faith and hope dispel

The fears of guilt and woe;
The Lord Almighty is our friend,

And who can prove our foe? 2 He who his Son, most dear and lov'd,

Gave up for us to die,
Shall he not all things freely give,

That goodness can supply ?

3 Behold the best, the greatest gift,

Of everlasting love!
Behold the pledge of peace below,

And perfect bliss above.
4 The Saviour died, but rose again

Triumphant from the grave;
And pleads our cause at God's right hand,

Omnipotent to save.
5 Nor death, nor life, nor earth, nor hell,

Nor time's destroying sway,
Can e'er efface us from his heart,

Or make his love decay.
6 Each future period that will bless,

As it has bless'd the past;
He lov'd us from the first of time,

He loves us to the last.

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i "MY times are in thy hand,"

My God I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul I leave

Entirely to thy care.
2 “My times are in thy hand,”

Whatever they may be,
Pleasing, or painful, dark, or bright,

As best may seem to thee.

3 “My times are in thy hand,"

Why should I doubt or fear? My Father's hand will never cause

His child a needless tear.
4 “My times are in thy hand,”

Jesus the crucified ;
The hand, my cruel sins had pierc'd,

Is now my guard and guide. 5 "My times are in thy hand,"

Jesus my advocate;
Nor shall thine hand be stretch'd in vain,

For me to supplicate.
6 "My times are in thy hand,”

I'll always trust in thee;
And, after death, at thy right hand,

I shall for ever be.

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Hebrews vii, 26. (L. M.)

1 THE billows swell, the winds are high,

And clouds o'ercast my wintry sky;
Out of the depths to thee I call,

My fears are great, my strength is small. 2 O Lord, the pilot's part perform,

And guard and guide me through the storm; Defend me from each threat'ning ill, Control the waves, say, “Peace, be still.”

3 Amidst the roaring of the sea, My soul still hangs her hope on thee; Thy constant love, thy faithful care,

Is all that saves me from despair. 4 Dangers of ev'ry shape and name,

Attend the followers of the Lamb,
Who leave the world's deceitful shore,

And leave it to return no more. 5 Though tempest-tost and half a wreck,

My Saviour through the floods I seek ; Let neither winds, nor stormy main, Force back my shatter'd bark again.

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Job xiii, 15. (c. m.) 1 OH thou, whose mercy guides my way,

Though now it seems severe,
Forbid my unbelief to say,

There is no mercy here!
2 Oh grant me to desire the pain

That comes in kindness down, More than the world's supremest gain,

Succeeded by a frown! 3 Then though thou bend my spirit low,

Love only shall I see ;
The very hand that strikes the blow,

Was wounded once for me!

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