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5 Like Bartimeus, now to thee !!

I come and pray that I may see:
Ev'n clay is eye-salve in thy hand,

If thou the blessing but command.
6 Here, wretched, poor, and blind I come ;*

O let me not return the same;
Let me depart, all-gracious Lord!...
Happy, enrich’d, to sight restor’d.

• Or read, If wretched, poor, and blind, &c. 122 L.M. Green's Hundred 89. Wareham 117.

The first Promise, Gen. iii. 15. : 1 W HEN, by the tempter's wiles betray'd,

Adam, our head and parent fell, Unknown before, a pleasure spread

Thro' all the mazy deeps of hell. . 2 Infernal powers rejoicéd to see

The new-made world destroy'd, undone ;
But God proclaims his great decree,

Pardon and mercy thro? his Son.
3 Serpent, accursd, thy sentence read; icon

Almighty vengeance thou shalt feel ; ;
The woman's seed shall break thy head,

Thy malice faintly bruise his heel
4 Thus God declares; and Christ descends,

Assumes a mortal form, and dies;
Whilst, in his death, death's empire ends,

And the proud conqueror conquer'd lies. 5 Dying, the King of Glory deals i

Ruin to all his numerous foes; ::
His power the Prince of Darkness feels,

And sinks oppress’d beneath his woes. BEDDOME, 123 L. M. Lebanon 79. Islington 40.. As thy days, so shall thy strength be, Deut. xxxiii. 25. 1 AFFLICTED saint, to Christ draw near,

ends!

His faithful word declares to thee

That, us thy days, thy strength shall bea 2 Let not thy heart despond, and say, i

How shall I stand the trying day? ..

He has engaged, by firm decree, i That, as thy days, thy strength shall be, ci 3 Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong;

And, if the conflict should be long, i
Thy Lord will make the tempter flee;.

For, as thy days, thy strength shall bea4 Should persecution rage and flame,

Still trust in thy Redeemer's name;
In fiery trials thou shalt see

That, as thy days, thy strength shall be. 5 When call'd to bear the weighty cross,

Or sore affliction, pain, or loss, .
Or deep distress, or poverty- .'

Still, as thy days, thy strength shall be. 6 When ghastly death appears in view,

Christ's presence shall thy fears subdue ;?.
He comes to set thy spirit free ;
And, as thy days, thy strength shall be. .
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* DR. FAWCETT. 124 C. M. Great Milton 212. Matthew's 34.

Fear not, for I am with thee, Isaiah xli. 10. 1 AND art thou with us, gracious Lord,

* To dissipate our fear? : Dost thou proclaim thyself our God, i

Our God for ever near?.. 2. Dost thou a father's bowels feel .

For all thy humble saints ? And in such friendly accents speak .. To sooth their sad complaints ? 3. Why droop our hearts, why flow our eyes, 11. While such a voice we hear ? Why rise our sorrows and our fears,

While such a friend is near? . .

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4 To all thine other favours, add

• A heart to trust thy word;
And death itself shall hear us sing, : .

While reşting on the Lord. ;)
(1st P.) C.M. Maidstone 196. Sprague 166.'-

My grace is sufficient for thee, 2 Cor. xii. 9. - $
1 K IND are the words that Jesus speaks

A To cheer the drooping saint; -..
My grace sufficient is for you, '; - .

Tho' nature's powers may faint.
2 My grace its glories shall displays !

And make your griefs remove; "!
Your weakness shall the triumphs tell

Of boundless power and love. i
3 What tho' my griefs are not remov'd, l,

Yet why should I despair?;!;! ! !
While my kind Saviour's arms support,

I can the burden bear..
4 Jesus, my Saviour and my Lord, s, it

'Tis good to trust thy name ;-)
Thy power, thy faithfulness, and love, a

Will eyer be the same. : 5 Weak as I am, yet thro’ thy graoe ?

* I all things can perform ;
And, smiling, triumph in thy name

Amid the raging storm. . NEEDHAN. 125 (20 P.) 104th. Stockwell 140. Geard 156.

The Lord will provide, Gen. xxii. 8. '
I THO’ troubles assail, and dangers affright;

1. Tho'friends should all fail, and foes all unite;
Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide,

The Scripture assures us, The Lord will provide. 2 The birds without barn or storehouse are fed;

From them let us learn to trust for our bread:
His saints what is fitting shall ne'er be deny’d,

3 His call we obey, as Abram of old,. ,Not knowing our way, but faith makes us bold;

For tho'we are strangers we have a good guide,

And trust in alldangers, The Lord will provide. 4 When Satan appears to stop up our path,

And fill us with fear, we triumph by faith ;
In this our strong tower for safety we hide,

The Lord is our power, The Lord will provide. Ő He says we are weak; our hope is in vain; .

The good that we seek we ne'er shall obtain;; But when such suggestions our spirits have tried,

This answers allquestions, The Lord will provide. 6 When life sinks apace, and death is in view,

This word of his grace shall comfort us thro'; ? No fearing or doubting with Christ on our side, We hope to die shouting, The Lord will provide.

NEWTON.

126 C. M. New York 33. Devizes 14.

My God shall supply all your need, Phil. iv, 19, 20.“
I M Y God !—how cheerful is the sound !

14 How pleasant to repeat!
Well may that heart with pleasure bound,

* Where God hath fix'd his seat. 2 What want shall not our God supply a

From his redundant stores?
What streams of mercy from on high, i

An arm almighty pours ! 3 From Christ, the ever-living spring, vil i These ample blessings flow :

Prepare, my lips, his name to sing, :. Whose heart has lov'd us so. 4 Now, to our Father and our God, .. i Be endless glory given, Thro' all the realms of man's abode,

And thro' the highest heaven, DODDRIDGE.

127 C. M. Arlington, 17. Hammond 226.. Fear not; your Father will give you the kingdom, Lake xli. 82, 1 VE little flock,' whom Jesus feeds, is .'* Dismiss your anxious cares, :,!" Utara Look to the shepherd of your souls, , !

And smile away your fears. 'janesi, 2 Tho? wolves and lions prowl around, ; ; ;

His staff is your defence : 'Midst sands and rocks, your Shepherd's voice

Call streams and pastures thence..." 3. Your Father will a kingdom give,

And give it with delight; · His feeblest child his love shall call :. .i To triumph in his sight.

T.:,:** 4 fTen thousand praises, Lord, we bring :, ::..

For sure supports like these: ...
And, o'er the pious dead, we sing
.: Thy living promises.
5 For all we hope, and they enjoy,

We bless the Saviour's name:
Nor shall that stroke disturb the song. .

Which breaks this mortal frame.) DODDRIDGE. 128 (1st P.) Hs. Geard 156. Broughton 172.

Exceeding great and precious promises, 2 Pet. 1. 4. | H OW firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

II 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 ? 2 In every condition,-in sickness, in health, . In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth · At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea, [be.

As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever 3 Fear not, I am with thee, O be pot 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

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