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And thy sinful inclinations :);"!,,
Often fill thee with dismay;
Thro' the Lamb's redeeming blood. ' 3 Tho' ten thousand ills beset thee
From without, and from within ;
JESUS saith, he'll ne'er forget thee, '; ... 2. But will save from hell and sin;
He is faithful , ,
To perform his gracious word.
Soon he'll bring thee home to God;
Praise the great Redeemer's name. 5 O that:I could now adore him,
Like the heavenly host above,
And unceasing sing his love!.
DR. FAWCETT. 318 (2dP.) 8. 8. 6. Chatham 59. West
bury Leigh 278. Sorrowing self-conversè attended with bope. .: ] W HY are our hearts so full of grief?
" What, cannot Jesus give relief is
And ease our troubled mind ? '
We soon should comfort find.“
Quicken our stupid heart;
From thee no riore depart.'
3 The Lord he hears when thus we moan, Weighs and considers every groan,
And knows our very sigh;. - For reasons best he seems to stay, He won't forsake, he may delay, ..
It is our faith to try.
Beyond the reach of fear;; ...,,AL:
Until safe landed there!
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Surveys a world of foes, '
In an abyss of woes! . ...? 3 But wonder more, my soul,
If I. of Adam's race, ;.
And say'd by sov'reign grace! !:
• The Request.' 1 FATHER! whate'er of earthly bliss . £ Thy sovereign will denies, . Accepted at thy throne of grace,
Let this petition rise:
From every murmur free ; ?
And make me live to thee :
3 Let the sweet hope that thou art mine' '
My life and death attend ; word : Thy presence thro' my journey shine,
And crown my journey's 'end. 320 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Salem 139.
Watchfulness and Prayer, Matt. xxvi. 41.
1 What snares beset my way!
And hourly watch and pray. 2 How oft my mournful thoughts complain,
And melt in flowing tears! :: My weak resistance, ah ! how vain ;
How strong my foes and fears !
My feeble efforts aid;
Tho' trembling and afraid. ,
When foes and fears prevail; .
Or soon my strength will fail.
Or lure my feet aside,
Mỹ guardian and my guide.
From happiness and theę. STEELE. 321 L. M. , Kingsbridge 88. Rippon's 188.
Prayer answered by Crosses.
In faith, and love, and every grace; .. · Might more of his salvation know, And seek, more earnestly, his facei
# See also Hymn 235.
2 'Twas he who taught me thus to pray,
And he, I trust, has answer'd prayer;
As almost drove me to despair.
At once he'd answer my request, ,;
Subdue my sins, and give me rest." 4. Instead of this, he made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart, ... !
And let the angry powers of hell • Assault my soul in every part. ... 5 Yea, more, with his own hand he seem'd
Intent to aggravate my woe; .. - Cross'd all the fair designs I schem'd
Blasted my gourds, and laid me low. A . 6 Lord! why is this ? I trembling cry’d:
Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death ? " 'Tis in this way, the Lord reply'd, :*
I answer prayer for grace and faith: 7 These inward trials I employ,
From self and pride to set thee free ;
322 (1st P.) L. M. Ulverston 179. Portugal 97.
Growing in Grace, 2 Pet. iii. 18."
1 For all the grace thou shed'st abroad;
To warm our souls with sacred love:
Brought down this plant of paradise ;
To deck' this wilderness of earth:
Where are its balmy odbars fled ?
And why reclines its beauteous head ? 4 Too plain, alas! the languor shows
Th' unkindly soil in which it grows ;
Wither and rend its tender form.
To drive the frost and storms away;
To cheer a plant so much thy own. .
Fresh gales of heav'n on shrubs below;
DR, DODDRIDGE. 322 (21 P.) L. M. Pell St. 306. Bodenham 309. Growth in Grace, promised and ploaded, Hos, xiv. 4. 1 SHOW us our welcome, gracious LORD,
To all the Treasures of thy word;
Thy promises of Growth In GRACE.
Like plenteous showers and copious dews
Like cedars strike their roots below,
As vines in southern aspects thrive,
PAUSE. New Sabbath 122.
The sure performanco, LORD, is thing;