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The Bible suited to the wants of Mankind. 1 HOW precious, Lord, thy sacred word ! What light and joy those leaves afford

To souls in deep distress!
Thy precepts guide our doubtful way,
Thy fear forbids our feet to stray,

Thy promise leads to rest. 2 Thy threatenings wake our slumbering eyes, And warn us where our danger lies;

But 'tis thy gospel, Lord,
That makes the guilty conscience clean,
Converts the soul, and conquers sin,

And gives a free reward. 70. C. M. Watts. I OPPRESSED with guilt, and full of fears,

We come to thee, our Lord; While not a ray of hope appears,

But in thy holy word.
2 The volume of our Father's grace

Does all our grief dispel;
Here we behold our Saviour's face,

And learn to do his will.
3 Here living water freely flows,

To cleanse us from our sin; "Tis here the tree of knowledge grows,

Nor danger dwells therein. 4 Oh! may thy counsels, mighty God,

Our roving feet command; Nor we forsake the happy road,

That leads to thy right hand. 71.


Delight in the Scriptures. 1 WE love the sacred book of God;

No other can its place supply: It points us to the saints' abode,

And lifts our joyful thoughts on high. 2 Blest book! in thee our eyes discern

The image of our absent Lord:

Still richer blessings claim our praise,

The blessings of thy grace.
4 Yes, we adore thee, gracious Lord !

For favours more divine;
That we have known thy sacred word,

Where Jesus' glories shine.
5 Lord, when this mortal frame decays,

And death shall close our eyes, Complete the triumphs of thy grace,

And raise us to the skies.
6 Then shall our joyful pow'rs unite,

In more exalted lays,
And join the happy sors of light,

In everlasting praise.

God the Christian's Refuge. I WHEN storms hang o'er the Christian's He flies unto his God;

(head, And under his refreshing shade

Finds a secure abode.
2 When foes without, and fears within,

Seek to disturb his peace,
To God he makes his sorrows known,

And straight his sorrows cease. 3 When winds of strong temptation blow,

And floods of trouble roll,
God is the help, and refuge too,

distressed soul.
4 But when tremendous terrors seize,

Where will the sinner fly?
He feels a thousand agonies,

And no deliverer nigh!

Paternal Providence of God.
I THROUGH all the various shifting scene

Of life's mistaken ill or good,
Thy hand, O God! conducts unseen,

The beautiful vicissitude.
2 Thou givest with paternal care,

Howe'er unjustly we complain,


To all their necessary share

Of joy and sorrow, health and pain.
3 All things on earth, and all in heaven,

On thine eternal will depend;
And all for greater good were given,

Would man pursue the appointed end. 4 Be this our care l-to all beside

Indifferent let our wishes be;
Passion be calm, and dead be pride,
And fix our souls, great God! on thee.

L. M. BROWNE. Dependence of all creatures on Providence. 1 0 LORD of earth, and seas, and skies !

Thy wealth the needy world supplies;
All that is good thou wilt impart,

And all impending ill avert.
2 Supplied from thine unbounded store,

How much we owe,-yet need we more:
Still on that care our hopes depend,

Which will to every want extend.
3 What though alarms our peace invade ?

Our refuge is beneath thy shade;
Our trust in thine almighty love

Bids every groundless fear remove. 4 Nor to the human race alone,

Is thy paternal goodness shown;
The tribes of earth, and sea, and air,

Partake the universal care.
5 Not e'en a sparrow yields its breath,

Till God permit the stroke of death:
He hears the ravens when they call,

The Father and the Friend of all. 58.

The Vicissitudes of Providence.
1 THE gifts indulgent heaven bestows,

Are variously conveyed ;
The human mind, like nature, knows

Alternate light and shade.
2 While changing aspect all things wear,

Can we expect to find


Unclouded sunshine all the year,

Or constant peace of mind ? 3 More gaily smiles the blooming spring,

When wintry storms are o'er; Retreating sorrow thus may bring

Delights unknown before. 4 Then, Christian ! send thy fears away,

Nor sink in gloomy care; Though clouds o'erspread the scene to-day,

To-morrow may be fair. 59. C. M. JARVIS. Universal Presence and Providence of God. 1 GREAT God, how vast is thine abode !

Mysterious are thy ways ! Unseen thy footsteps in the air,

And trackless in the seas. 2 Yet, the whole peopled world bespeaks

Thy being and thy power, 'Mid the resplendent blaze of day

And awful midnight hour. 3 Nor all the peopled world alone,

Rich fields and verdant plains, But lonely wilds by man untrod,

Where silent horror reigns.
4 The howling wind, the beating rain,

The sea's tumultuous roar,
These in tremendous concert joined,

Proclaim thy boundless power.
5 Through all creation's widest range,

The hand of Heaven is near: Where'er we wander in the world,

Lo! God is present there. 60. L. M. Scotr.

Equity of the Divine Dispensations. 1 WHO, Gracious Father! shall complain

Under thy mild and equal reign?
Who does a weight of duty share,
More than his aids and powers can bear?
"ith differing climes and differing lands,

th fertile plains and barren sands,

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