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And-linger, shiv'ring on the brink,
And fear to launch away.

5 O could we make our doubts remove,
Those gloomy doubts that rise--
And see the Canaan that we love,
With unbeclouded eyes.

6 Could we but climb where Moses stood, And view the landscape o'er, Not Jordan's stream nor death's cold

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A*.*. my soul, to Pisgah's height,
- And view the promis’d land ;
And see by faith the glorious sight,
Our heritage at hand.

* A land where pure enjoyments dwell And blessings most divine; Where saints their highest notes shall


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And in bright glory shine.

3 There endless springs of pleasure flow,

At my Redeemer's side,
For all who live in faith below,
And in their Lord confide,

4 For Salem's dazzling gates are seen,
Just o'er the narrow flood;
And fields adorn’d in living green,
The residence of God.

5 O could I cross rough Jordan's wave,
No danger would I fear,
My bark would every danger brave,
For O, my Shepherd's near.

6 To enrich my soul with fresh supplies,
Of faith, and hope, and love,
With courage, then I'll win the prize,
And reign with him above.

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Out his devoted breast, My Saviour's love shall guard me through, To everlasting rest.

9. In him I live, in him I move,
My only sure defence;
The source of sweet redeeming love,
My only recompence. -

10 My conflicts here shall soon be past Where wild distraction reigns, Through toils and death I’ll reach at last, Fair Canaan's happy plains.

11 The lamp of life will soon grow pale,
The spark will soon decay;
And then my happy soul shall sail
To everlasting day.

HYMN 117.-C. M. Inconstancy in the Christian life lamented.

ERPETUAL Source of light and We hail thy sacred name, , [grace Through every years revolving round Thy goodness is the same.

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3. On us, unworthy as we are,
Its wonderous mercy pours;
Sure as the heaven's established course,
And plenteous as the showers.

3 Inconstant, service we repay, -
And treacherous vows renew;
Which pass away as morning clouds,
And as the early dew.

4 Low at thy feet our guilt we mourn,
And ask thy constant grace,
To bear our feeble footsteps on,
In all thy righteous ways.

5 Armed with this energy divine,
Our souls shall constant prove,
And with increasing transport press
On to thy courts above.

6 So, by thy power, the morning sun
Pursues his radiant way,
Brightens each moment in his race,
And shines to perfect day.

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- The inward life of the Christian.
O HAPPY soul that lives on high,
While men lie grovelling here !
His hopes are fixed above the sky,
And faith forbids his fear.

2 His concience knows no secret stings,
While grace and joy combine
To form a life, whose holy springs
Are hidden and divine.

2 He waits in secret on his God,
His God in secret sees;
Let earth be all in arms abroad,
He dwells in heavenly peace.

4 His Pleasures rise from things unseen, Beyond this world and time; Where neither eyes nor ears have been, Nor thoughts of mortals climb.

& He wants no pomp or royal throne
To raise his honors here
Content and pleased to live unknown,
Till Christ, his life, appear.

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