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Confirm the kind forgiving word,
With pity in thine eye.

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1 0 THOU, whose tender mercy hears Contrition's humble sigh;

Whose hand, indulgent, wipes the tears
From sorrow's weeping eye.

2 See, low before thy throne of grace,
We wretched wand'rers mourn;
Hast thou not bid us seek thy face?
Hast thou not said-Return?

3 And shall our guilty fears prevail
To drive us from thy feet?
Oh, let not this dear refuge fail,
This only safe retreat!

4 Oh, shine on ev'ry sinful heart,
With beams of mercy shine;
And let thy healing voice impart
A taste of joys divine.

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1 LORD, we confess our num'rous faults,
How great our guilt has been !
Foolish, and vain, were all our thoughts,
And all our lives were sin.

2 But O our souls, for ever praise,
For ever love his name;

Who turns our feet from dang'rous ways
Of folly, sin, and shame.

3 'Tis not by works of righteousness,
Which our own hands have done;
But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace
Abounding through his Son.

4 Rais'd from the dead, we live anew;
And justified by grace,

We shall appear in glory too,
And see our Father's face.


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Peace to the returning Penitent.

1 SWEET is the friendly voice that speaks
The words of life and peace;
Which bids the penitent rejoice,
And sin and sorrow cease.

2 No healing balm on earth like this
Can cheer the contrite heart;
No flatt'ring dreams of earthly bliss
Such pure delight impart.

3 Thou still art merciful and kind;
Thy mercy, Lord, reveal:

The broken heart 'tis thou canst bind,
The wounded spirit heal.

4 Let thy bright presence, Lord, restore
Peace to each anxious breast:
Conduct us in the path that leads
To everlasting rest.




1 OUR times of sorrow and of joy,
Great God, are in thy hand;
Our choicest comforts come from thee,
And go at thy command.

2 If thou shouldst take them all away,
Yet would we not repine;
Before they were possess'd by us,
They were entirely thine.

3 Nor would we drop a murm'ring word,
Though the whole world were gone;
But seek enduring happiness,

In thee and thee alone.

4 What is the world with all its store?
"Tis but a bitter sweet;

When we attempt a rose to pluck,
A pricking thorn we meet.

5 Here perfect bliss can ne'er be found,
The honey 's mixt with gall;

'Midst changing scenes and dying friends,
Be thou our ALL IN ALL.



1 IT is the Lord-enthron'd in light, Whose claims are all divine;

Yes, gracious God, take what thou please,
To thee we all resign.

2 It is the Lord, who gives us all
Our wealth, our friends, our ease;
And, of his bounties, may recall
Whatever part he please.

3 It is the Lord, should we distrust,
Or contradict his will?

Who cannot do but what is just,
And must be righteous still!

4 It is the Lord, who can sustain
Beneath th' heaviest load;
From whom, assistance we obtain
To tread the thorny road.

5 It is the Lord, whose matchless skill,
Can from afflictions, raise

Matter eternity to fill

With ever-growing praise.


L. M.


Resolution and Example.

1 AII wretched souls, who strive in vain, Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin! A nobler toil may we sustain,

A nobler satisfaction win.

2 May we resolve, with all the heart,
With all our powers to serve the Lord;
Nor from his precepts e'er depart,
Whose service is a rich reward.

3 O be his service all our joy!
Around let our example shine,
Till others love the blest employ,
And join in labours so divine.

4 O may we never faint nor tire,

Nor, wandering, leave his sacred ways;
Great God! accept our souls' desire,
And give us strength to live thy praise.



Rejoicing in God.

THE righteous Lord, supremely great,
Maintains his universal state;

O'er all the earth his power extends;
All heaven before his footstool bends.
2 Yet justice still with power presides,
And mercy all his empire guides:
Mercy and truth are his delight,
And saints are lovely in his sight.

3 No more, ye wise! your wisdom boast;
No more, ye strong! your valour trust;
No more, ye rich! survey your store,
Elate with heaps of shining ore.

4 Rejoice, ye saints, in this alone,
That God, your God, to you is known:
That you have own'd his sov'reign sway,
That you have felt his cheering ray.

5 Our wisdom, wealth, and power, we find In one Jehovah all combin❜d:

On him we fix our roving eyes,
And all our souls in raptures rise.


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1 SUBMISSIVE to thy will, O God,
We all to thee resign,

And bow before thy chast'ning rod
We mourn, but not repine.

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2 Why should our foolish hearts complain,
When wisdom, truth, and love
Direct the stroke, inflict the pain,
And point to joys above.

3 How short are all our suff'rings here,
How needful every cross;
Away, our unbelieving fears,
Nor call our gain, our loss.

4 Then give, dear Lord, or take away,
We'll bless thy sacred name;
Thy precepts, yesterday, to-day,
For ever are the same.



1 AND can our hearts aspire so high,
To say, Our Father, God!

Lord, at thy feet we fain would lie,
And learn to kiss the rod.

2 We would submit to all thy will,
For thou art good and wise;
Let every anxious thought be still,
Nor one faint murmur rise.

3 Thy love can cheer the darksome gloom And bid us wait serene;

Till hopes and joys immortal bloom,
And brighten all the scene.

4 Our Father, O permit our hearts
To plead their humble claim,
And ask the bliss thy word imparts,
In our Redeemer's name.



Trust in God.

1 YOUR harps, ye trembling saints,
Down from the willows take:
Loud to the praise of love divine,
Bid every string awake.

2 Though in a foreign land,
We are not far from home;
And nearer to our house above
We every moment come.

3 His grace will, to the end,

Stronger and brighter shine; Nor present things-nor things to come, Shall quench this spark divine.

4 When we in darkness walk,

Nor feel the heavenly flame;
Then will we trust the gracious God,
And rest upon his name.

5 Soon shall our doubts and fears
Subside at his control;

His loving kindness shall break through The midnight of the soul.

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