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Look to Jesus,
And rejoice in his dear name. 2 What tho’ satan's strong temptation.
Vex and grieve thee day by day?
Often fill thee with dismay?
Thro’ the Lamb's redeeming blood. 3 Tho' ten thousand ills beset thee,
From without and from within,
But will save from hell and sin:
To perform his gracious word.
And thou tread'st the thorny road, His right hand shall still defend thee
Soon he'll bring thee home to God Therefore praise him—
Praise the great Redeemer's name. 5 O that I could now adore him
Like the heavenly host above,
And unceasing, sing his love!
C. M. 400.
Doubting Christian. 1 UNCERTAIN how the way to find
Which to salvation led,
To hear what others said. 2 When some of joys and comforts toki,
I fear'd that I was wrong;
Had neither joy nor song.
Thro’ what distresses they had walk'd,
Before they found the way.
For I had lived at ease;
To make me more like these.
The evils of my heart.;
To satan's fi'ry dart.
I cry'd in deep despair;
From what I cannot bear!
And when he set me free, " Trust simply on my word,” he said, “And leave the rest to me.”
L. M. 401.
Hating Sin. 1 0
COULD I find some peaceful bow'r,
Where sin has neither place no pow r; This traitor vile, I fain would shun,
But cannot from his presence run. 2 When to the throne of grace I flee,
}le stands between my God and me, Where'er I rove, where'er I rest,
I feel him working in my breast. 3 When I attempt to soar above,
To view the heights of Jesus' love;
And veils his glory to mine eyes.
Which kecps my faith and hope so low;
402. (276.) 1. M.
What anxious fears and jealousies!
How few, alas, approv'd and clear! % And what am 1?-My soul, awake,
And an impartial survey take.
In practice or in heart appear?
Is Jesus form’d and living there?
In thought, and word, and action shine! * Searcher of hearts, O search me still;
The secrets of my soul revcal;
L. M. 403.
Hope encouraged by a view of the Dreine
Perfections, 1 Sam. xxx. 6. *
Why heaves my heart the anxious sigb?
Am I not safe if God is nigh?
On him alone my hopes recline:
How wide they spread! how bright they shigg! 3 Infinite wisdom! boundless power!
Unchanging faithfulộcss and love!
Nor from my refuge e'er remove.
5 Forgive my doubts, O gracious Lord!
And ease the sorrows of my breast;
Return of Joy. I WHEN darkness long has veil'd my mind
And smiling day once more appears. Then, my Redeemer! then I find
The folly of my doubts and fears, 8 I chide my unbelieving heart;
And blush that I should ever be
Or harbour one hard thought of thee! 3 O let me then at length be taught
What I am still so slow to learn,)
Nor knows the shadow of a lurn. 4 Sweet truth, and easy to repeat!
But when my faith is sharply try'd,
Unskilful, weak, and apt to slide.
Subdues the disobedient will;
And thy rebellious worm is still. 6 Thou art as ready to forgive,
As I am ready to repine;
C. M. 405. Wil ye also go away? John vi. 67-68 ! WHEN any turn from Zion's way
(As numbers often do,) Methinks I hear my Saviour say, ! Wilt thou forsake me tog?"
2 Ah, Lord! with such a heart as mine
Unless thou hold me fast,
And prove like thern at last. 3 'Tis thou alone hast
power To save a wretch like me; To whom then shall I turn my face,
If I depart from thee. 4 Beyond a doubt I rest assw'd,
'Thou art the Christ of God; Who hast eternal life securd,
By promise and by blood. 5 T'he help of men and angels join'd,
Could never reach my case! Nor can I hope relief to find,
But in thy boundless grace.
And bid my fears depart;
S. M. 406.
Apostasy. 2 Pet. ii. 22. 1 YE;
who in former days,
Were found at Zion's gate;
And told your happy state; 9 But now to sin draw back,
And love again to stray,
And choose the beaten way: 3 Think not your names above
Are written with the saints;
Is his who never faints.