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6 Yes, far beyond these lower skies,

New worlds salute my longing eyes ;
Blest worlds, where peace her throne maintains,
And everlasting glory reigns.

389.

11s.-“Exceeding great and precious promises." 2 Pet. i. 4. | HOW firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

Is laid for your faith in his excellent word?
What more can he say, than to you he hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled.

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2 In every condition,-in sickness, in health,

In poverty's vale, or abounding with wealth,
At home or abroad, on the land, on the sea,

· As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be. 3 When through the deep waters, I call thee to go,

•The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow,
· For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,

* And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 4 When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,

My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply,
· The Hame shall not hurt thee, I only design,

Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. 5 · Fear not-I am with thee-oh! be not dismay’d;

'I-I am thy God, and will still give thee aid ;
• I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to

stand,
• Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
6. Even down to old age, my people shall prove, ,

My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love:
* And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,

• Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne.' 7 The soul that on Jesus hath lean’d for repose,

I will not, I will not give up to its foes ;
That soul though all hell should endeavour to shake,
I'll never-no, never-no, never forsake.

391. C.M.—“My soul waiteth for God.” Ps. cxxx. 6. 1 BREATHE from the gentle south, O Lord,

And cheer me from the north ; Blow on the treasures of thy word,

And call the spices forth !
2 I wish, thou know'st, to be resign'd,

And wait with patient hope ;
But hope delay'd, fatigues the mind,

And drinks the spirits up.
3 Help me to reach the distant goal:

Confirm my feeble knee:
Pity the sickness of a soul

That faints for love of thee!
4 Cold as I feel this heart of mine,

Yet since I feel it so,
It yields some hope of life divine

Within, however low.
5 I seem forsaken and alone,

I hear the lion roar ;
And every door is shut but one,

And that is mercy's door.
6 There, till the dear Deliverer come,

I'll wait with humble prayer; And when he calls his exile home, The Lord shall find him there.

401. L. M.-“ Our Father, which art in heaven." Matt. vi. 9-13. 1 FATHER, ador'd in worlds above!

Thy glorious name be hallow'd still;
Thy kingdom come with power and love;

And earth, like heaven, obey thy will. 2 Lord, make our daily wants thy care;

Forgive the sins which we forsake: 0! let us in thy kindness share, As fellow-men of ours partake.

3 Evils beset us every hour;

Thy kind protection we implore;
Thine is the kingdom, thine the

power; Be thine the glory evermore.

404. C. M.-The preparation of the heart.Prov. xvi. 1. 1 LORD, teach us how to pray aright,

With reverence and with fear; Though dust and ashes in thy sight,

We may, we must draw near.
2 We perish if we cease from prayer ;

O grant us power to pray ;
And when to meet thee we prepare,

Lord, meet us by the way.
3 Burden'd with guilt, convinced of sin,

In weakness, want, and woe, Fightings without, and fears within,

Lord, whither shall we go ? 4 God of all grace we come to thee,

With broken, contrite hearts; Give what thine eye delights to see

Truth in the inward parts:
5 Give deep humility ;- the sense

Of godly sorrow give ;-
A strong, desiring confidence

To hear thy voice and live: 6 Faith in the only sacrifice

That can for sin atone;
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,

On Christ, on Christ alone;7 Patience, to watch, and wait, and weep,

Though mercy long delay; Courage our fainting souls to keep,

And trust thee though thou slay.

8 Give these--and then thy will be done ;

Thus strengthen'd with all might, We, by thy Spirit and thy Son, Shall pray, and pray aright.

410.

L. M.-Scripturul prayers. 1 WITH wandering Jacob let us say

“If God will keep me by the way, Guide and defend me, clothe, and feed,

Then God shall be my God indeed.” 2 With him who led the ransom'd flock

Through the Red Sea to Sinai's rock,
Be this our one supreme request,

“ Thy presence with us go or rest.” 3 Join we God's people in our youth,

Quit the vain world, like humble Ruth,
With them resolved our lot to try,

Rejoice or suffer, live and die.
4 Like Joshua, through this war of life,

Victor in many a deadly strife,
May each this solemn pledge record,

“I and my house will serve the Lord.” 5 When prayers and vows to heaven we make,

The words of Solomon we'll take,
Freely for every blessing call,

Yet ask forgiveness with them all.
6 And now, O Lord our God, to Thee

The sum of our petitions be
The language of thy blessed Son,
Father, thy will, not mine, be done.”

412. :-“ Where is the Lord God of Elijah ?" 2 Kings ii. 14. 1 OH for that flame of living fire

Which shone so bright in saints of old ; Which bade their souls to heaven aspire,

Calm in distress, in danger bold.

L. M.

2 Where is that Spirit, Lord, which dwelt

In Abraham's breast, and seal'd him thine, Which made Paul's heart with sorrow melt,

And glow with energy divine ? 3 That Spirit, which from age to age

Proclaim'd thy love, and taught thy ways; Brighten’d Isaiah's vivid

page,
And breath'd in David's hallow'd lays ?
4 Is not thy grace as mighty now

As when Elijah felt its power ;
When glory beam'd from Moses' brow,

Or Job endur'd the trying hour? 5 Remember, Lord, the ancient days;

Renew thy work, thy grace restore; Warm our cold hearts to prayer and praise,

And teach us how to love thee more.

414.
75.- God praised for his mercies. Ps. cxxxvi.
1 LET us with a gladsome mind,

Praise the Lord, for he is kind:
For his mercies shall endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
2 He with all-commanding might,

Fill’d the new-made world with light :
For his mercies shall endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
3 All things living he doth feed :

His full hand supplies their need :
For his mercies shall endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
4 He his chosen race did bless,

In the wasteful wilderness :
For his mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

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