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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.
5 His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding ev'ry hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,

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 ;
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,

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 ;
And praises, more than we can give,

Be, LORD, for ever Thine.
4 Let all that dwell above the sky, i

And air, and earth, and seas,
Conspire to lift Thy glories high,

And speak Thine endless praise.
5 The whole creation join in one -

To bless the sacred name
Of Him that sits upon the throne,
And to adore the LAMBE ...:

81. The Angel's Song, at the Birth of Christ. —

Luke ii. 8—15. (C. M.) 1 While shepherds watch'd their flocks by

All seated on the ground,
The angel of the LORD came down,

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."
5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith

Appear'd a shining throng
Of angels, praising God; who thus

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
the Recovery of Persons apparently drowned. (L.-M.)
1 When Israel, press'd by Pharaoh, stood

Affrighted on the Red-Sea shore,
At Thy rebuke, O LORD, the flood

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,
Thou from the depths didst hear his cry,

And raise him thence as from the dead, 3 When Peter, walking on the wave,

Felt his faith fail, his footsteps sink,
Thy blessed Son was there to save,

And snatch'd him from destruction's brink.. 4 Within Thy courts, great God! behold

A little grateful band appear;
O'er these the whelming waters roll'd,

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,
O save them from a deeper doom,

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 ?
Where else such holy comforts meet
As spring eternal there?

2 Unmingled joys 'tis THINE to give,

And undecaying peace :
For Thou canst teach us so to live,

That life shall never cease.

3 Thou only canst the cheering words

Of endless life supply ;
Anointed of the LORD OF LORDS,

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?
Return, O God of Hosts, return..

3 In pity, all their errors heal,

Their trespass hide, their pardon seal ;
Check in mid-course Thy dreadful ire,
And bid its kindled flames expire..

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;
When, louder yet, and yet more dread,

Swells the high trump that wakes the dead; 30! on that day, that dreadful day,

When man to judgment wakes from clay,
Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay,
Though heav'n and earth shall pass away.


86. Hymn after Sermon. (L. M.)
1 LORD, now we part in Thy blest name,

In which we here together came;
Grant us our few remaining days

To work Thy will and spread Thy praise. 2 Teach us in life and death to bless

Thee, LORD, our strength and righteousness;
And grant us all to meet above,
Then shall we better sing Thy love.

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