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AITH is the Christian's evidence

unseen by mortal


It passes

all the bounds of sense, And penetrates the inmost sky. 2 Things absent it can set in view, And bring far distant prospects home; Events long past it can renew,

And long foresee the things to come. 3 With strong persuasion, from afar,


202. L. M. Epis. Coll.

Faith, the Evidence of things unseen.

The heavenly region it surveys, Embraces all the blessings there,

And here enjoys the promises. 4 By faith a steady course we steer,

Through ruffling storms, and swelling seas; O'ercome the world, keep down our fear, And still possess our souls in peace. 5 By faith, we pass the vale of tears Safe and serene, though oft distress'd⚫ By faith subdue the king of fears. And go rejoicing to our rest


203. S. M. Beddome.

Faith, its Author and Preciousness. Eph. ii. 8.

AITH!-'tis a precious grace,


It boasts of a celestial birth,
And is the gift of God.

Jesus it owns a King,
An all-atoning Priest:
It claims no merit of its own,
But looks for all in Christ.

To him it leads the soul,
When fill'd with deep distress;
Flies to the fountain of his bloɔd,
And trusts his righteousness.

4 Since 'tis thy work alone,
And that divinely free;
Lord, send the Spirit of thy Son
To work this faith in me!

204. C. M. Watts.

Love to God. 1 Cor. xiii. 13.
[APPY the heart where graces reign,

Love is the brightest of the train,
And strengthens all the rest.

2 Knowledge, alas! 'tis all in vain,
And all in vain our fear,
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,
If love be absent there.

3 "Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
In swift obedience move,
The devils know, and tremble too,
But Satan cannot love.

4 This is the grace that lives and sings
When faith and hope shall cease,
"Tis this shall strike our joyful strings
In the sweet realms of bliss.

5 Before we quite forsake our clay,
Or leave this dark abode,
The wings of love bear us away
To see our smiling God.

205. L. M. Watts.

Love and Hatred. Phil. ii. 2. Eph. iv. 30-32.

NOW by the bowels of my God,

His sharp distress, his sore complaints,
By his last groans, his dying blood,
I charge my soul to love the saints.
2 Tender and kind be all our thoughts,
Through all our lives let mercy run;
So God forgives our numerous faults,
For the dear sake of Christ his Son.

206. 7's. Rippon's Selection. A Prayer for Humility.

if thou

Poor in spirit, meek in heart,
I shall, as my Master, be
Rooted in humility.

2 Simple, teachable, and mild,
Chang'd into a little child;
Pleas'd with all the Lord provides;
Wean'd from all the world besides.

3 Father, fix my soul on thee;
Every evil let me flee;
Nothing want, beneath, above,-
Happy in thy precious love.

4 O, that all may seek and find
Every good in Jesus join'd!
Him let Israel still adore,
Trust Him, praise Him evermore.

207. C. M. Watts. Humility and Submission.

there ambition in heart?
Search, gracious God, and see;
Or do I act a haughty part?
Lord, I appeal to thee!

2 I charge my thoughts, be humble still, And all my carriage mild,

Content, my Father, with thy will,
And quiet as a child.

3 The patient soul, the lowly mind,
Shall have a large reward:
Let saints in sorrow lie resign'd,
And trust a faithful God.

208. S. M. Doddridge. Salvation by Grace. Eph. ii. 5.

GRACE! 'tis a charming sound!

Harinonious to ear!

Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.

2 Grace first contriv'd the way
To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display
Which drew the wondrous plan.

3 Grace first inscrib'd my name
In God's eternal book;
"Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb,
Who all my sorrows took.

4 Grace led my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,
While pressing on to God.

5 Grace taught my soul to pray,
And made my eyes o'erflow;
"Twas grace that kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.

6 Grace all the work shall crown,
Through everlasting days;
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

209. C. M. Cowper. Salvation by Grace alone.

AMAZING grace! how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.

2 "Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

3 Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come;

"Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

4 The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures,
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

5 And when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the vail,
A life of joy and peace.

6 The world shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine,

But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be for ever mine.


210. L. M.
By Grace ye are saved. Eph. ii. 5.

GRACE! 'tis a most delightful theme;

"Tis grace that rescues men; "Tis grace divine! all-conquering, free! Or it had never rescu'd me.

2 'Twas grace that quicken'd me when dead,
And grace my soul to Jesus led;
Grace brought me pardon for my sin,
And grace subdues my lusts within.

3 "Tis grace that sweetens every cross,
And grace supports in every loss;
In Jesus' grace my soul is strong;
Grace is my shield, and grace my song.

4 "Tis grace defends when danger's near; By grace alone I persevere;

"Tis grace constrains my soul to love, And grace will bear me safe above.

5 Of grace, free grace alone, 1 boast,
And 'tis in grace, alone, I trust;
And when I rise to heaven, my home,
I'll shout free grace! free grace alone!

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