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4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace; Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
Unfolding ev'ry hour;
But sweet will be the flow'r. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain ; God is his own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.
80. Christ worthy of all praise. (C. M.), i Come let us join our cheerful songs
With angels round the throne ;
But all their joys are one. 2 « Worthy the Lamb that died !” they cry,
“ To be exalted thus : « Worthy the Lamb !” our hearts reply,
« For He was slain for us." 3 Jesus is worthy to receive
Honour and pow'r divine ;
Be, LORD, for ever Thine.
And air, and earth, and seas,
And speak Thine endless praise.
To bless the sacred name
81. The Angel's Song, at the Birth of Christ. —
Luke ii. 8—15. (C. M.) 1 While shepherds watch'd their flocks by
And glory shone around. : 2 “ Fear not,” said he — for mighty dread
Had seiz'd their troubled mind “ Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind.” 3 « To you, in David's town, this day ? Is born, of David's line, The Saviour, who is CHRIST THE LORD,
And this shall be the sign: 4 « The heav'nly Babe you there shall find,
“ To human view display'd, “ All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,
“ And in a manger laid."
Appear'd a shining throng
Address’d their joyful song: 6 “ All glory be to God on high,
“ And to the earth be peace: “ Goodwill, henceforth, from Heav'n to men,
“ Begin and never cease.”
82. For a Sermon before The ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY, for
Affrighted on the Red-Sea shore,
Retired: - the ransom'd tribes pass'd o'er. 2 When Jonah was cast out to die,
And all Thy storms went o'er His head,
And raise him thence as from the dead, 3 When Peter, walking on the wave,
Felt his faith fail, his footsteps sink,
And snatch'd him from destruction's brink.. 4 Within Thy courts, great God! behold
A little grateful band appear;
But help was nigh, and they are here: 5 Here, in Thy courts, their vows to pay,
And praise Thee with their living breath; -Where had their spirits been this day,
Had'st Thou not rescued them from death? 6 Redeem'd from the devouring tomb, ; ,
Restor'd to life, and joy, and bliss,
And to a happier world than this!
83. Christ the source of Eternal Life.. (C. M.), '“ LORD, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” – John vi. 68. 1 LORD, should we leave Thine hallow'd feet,
To whom could we repair ?
2 Unmingled joys 'tis THINE to give,
And undecaying peace :
That life shall never cease.
3 Thou only canst the cheering words
Of endless life supply ;
The Son of God Most High.
84. For the Restoration of the Jews.
Psalm lxxxv. (L. M.) 1 ARISE, O GOD! and let Thy grace
Diffuse its beams on Jacob's race ; Restore the wand'ring scatter'd band, And call them to their native land.
2 How long shall Jacob's offspring prove - The sad suspension of Thy love?
For ever shall Thine anger burn?
3 In pity, all their errors heal,
Their trespass hide, their pardon seal ;
4 Thy quick’ning Spirit now impart,
And wake to joy each grateful heart; May Israel's ransom'd tribes in Thee Their bliss and and full salvation see!.
85. On the Day of Judgment. (L. M.) i That day of wrath! that dreadful day, When heav'n and earth shall pass away, What power shall be the sinner's stay?
Whom shall he trust that dreadful day? 2 When, shrivelling like a parched scroll,
The flaming heav'ns together roll;
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead; 30! on that day, that dreadful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay,
86. Hymn after Sermon. (L. M.)
In which we here together came;
To work Thy will and spread Thy praise. 2 Teach us in life and death to bless
Thee, LORD, our strength and righteousness;