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Still richer blessings claim our praise,
4 Yes, we adore thee, gracious Lord!
That we have known thy sacred word,
5 Lord, when this mortal frame decays,
6 Then shall our joyful pow'rs unite,
And join the happy sons of light,
C. M. ANONYMOUS.
God the Christian's Refuge.
1 WHEN storms hang o'er the Christian's He flies unto his God;
And under his refreshing shade
Finds a secure abode.
2 When foes without, and fears within,
To God he makes his sorrows known,
3 When winds of strong temptation blow, And floods of trouble roll,
God is the help, and refuge too,
4 But when tremendous terrors seize,
He feels a thousand agonies,
Paternal Providence of God.
1 THROUGH all the various shifting scene
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,
Passion be calm, and dead be pride,
L. M. BROWNE.
Dependence of all creatures on Providence.
1 O LORD of earth, and seas, and skies!
2 Supplied from thine unbounded store,
3 What though alarms our peace invade?
5 Not e'en a sparrow yields its breath,
C. M. STEELE.
The Vicissitudes of Providence. 1 THE gifts indulgent heaven bestows, Are variously conveyed;
The human mind, like nature, know
2 While changing aspect all things w
Unclouded sunshine all the year,
Or constant peace of mind?
3 More gaily smiles the blooming spring,
4 Then, Christian! send thy fears away,
Though clouds o'erspread the scene to-day, To-morrow may be fair.
Universal Presence and Providence of God.
And trackless in the seas.
2 Yet, the whole peopled world bespeaks
3 Nor all the peopled world alone,
4 The howling wind, the beating rain,
5 Through all creation's widest range,
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, h fertile plains and barren sands,
Thy hand hath framed this earthly round,
3 Varied alike, thy moral ray
God no respecter of Persons.
1 WITH eye impartial, heaven's high King
No earthly pomp thine eyes can charm,
2 The rich and poor, of equal clay
3 Thou oft dost visit in thy love
4 the downcast spirit to revive,
And from the bed of dust, to raise
5 With thee, dwells no relentless wrath
The souls which thou hast formed shall find A refuge in thy grace.
C. M. EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE.
1 HAIL, sacred truth! whose piercing rays
2 Jesus, thy word, with friendly aid,
3 Oh! send thy light and truth abroad,
And bid th' admiring world adore
L. M. WATTS.
Divine Authority of the Bible.
1 'TWAS by an order from the Lord, The ancient prophets spoke his word; His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm'd their hearts with heavenly fire.
3 Let the false raptures of the mind
Divine Teachings and their consequences. 1 BRIGHT Source of intellectual rays, Father of spirits and of grace,
O dart, with energy unknown, Celestial beamings from thy throne. 2 Thy sacred book we would survey, Enlightened with that heavenly day; And ask thy Spirit with the word, To teach our souls to know the Lord. 3 So shall our children learn the road That leads them to their father, God: And, formed by lessons so divine, Shall infant minds with knowledge shine. 4 So shall the haughtiest soul submit, With children placed at Jesus' feet; The rising swell of pride shall cease, And thy sweet voice be heard in peace.